16 Dec 2020

Hack May Have Exposed Deep US Secrets; Damage Yet Unknown

Authorities say that some of America’s deepest secrets may have been stolen in a months-long espionage campaign that just came to light. The operation has been blamed on Russian government hackers and occurred when threat actors were able to slip malicious code into a software update issued by popular provider

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15 Dec 2020

DHS Among Those Hit in Sophisticated Cyberattack by Foreign Adversaries

The US Department of Homeland Security has admitted to being hacked in relation to the recently exposed Russian espionage campaign against US agencies utilizing vulnerabilities in SolarWinds services, specifically a network-management platform widely used across the government. defense contractors and enterprises were also involved in the attack, such as FireEye,

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15 Dec 2020

U.S. Homeland Security, thousands of businesses scramble after suspected Russian hack

The US Department of Homeland Security is currently investigating a Russian state-sponsored espionage campaign that allowed the Russian intelligence force to monitor sensitive government information. Businesses have been scrambling to mitigate the risks posed by the sweeping hacks. Email communication at the DHS was under surveillance by Russia for an

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14 Dec 2020

Suspected Russian hackers spied on U.S. Treasury emails

According to sources at the White House, the National Security Council met on Saturday to discuss a recent hack affecting US agencies and likely perpetrated by Russia. US officials have offered little further information besides confirming that there was a breach within the Commerce Department that is being investigated by

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14 Dec 2020

Russian Hackers Broke Into Federal Agencies, U.S. Officials Suspect

A shocking development to US-Russia tensions has occurred as news emerges that Russia has conducted one of the most sophisticated and extensive cyberattacks against the US in more than five years. The campaign was exposed when email systems were breached at the Treasury and Commerce Departments. The Trump administration acknowledged

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11 Dec 2020

Russia Vows ‘Retaliatory Measures’ After Dutch Expel Diplomats For Spying

Moscow has released a statement regarding the expulsion of two Russian diplomats accused by the Netherlands of spying, claiming that retaliatory measures would be enacted. The incident has strained the relationship between the two countries. The Netherlands alleges that two Russians who were working out of the Russian embassy in

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08 Dec 2020

The NSA Warns That Russia Is Attacking Remote Work Platforms

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a massive movement towards working from home, inadvertently also creating more opportunities for hackers. The National Security Agency (NSA) released an advisory warning that Russian-state sponsored hackers have been actively attacking a vulnerability in remote-work platforms developed by VMware. The agency also released a security

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16 Nov 2020

Russian, North Korean Hackers Target Vaccine Work

On Friday, tech giant Microsoft claimed in a blog post that it had observed several attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers aiming to steal sensitive and valuable data from pharmaceutical companies and organizations conducting vaccine research. Although Microsoft claims the attacks were unsuccessful over the recent months, the

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12 Nov 2020

Czech Intel Report Targets Russian, Chinese Spies

A recent report published by the Czech Republic’s chief intelligence agency, the Security Information Service (BIS) claims that Russian and Chinese spies have been executing cyberattacks, seeking to steal valuable information. The Czech Republic alleges that the operations pose an imminent threat to their national security. The report also details

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10 Nov 2020

Russian peacekeepers deploy to Nagorno-Karabakh after ceasefire deal

On Tuesday, Russian peacekeepers were deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh, the site of conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia due to border disputes and complaints that each country was violating policies. The peacekeeping troops were sent as part of a ceasefire deal that ended six weeks of escalation and heavy fighting within the

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