Both Twitter and Facebook have taken action to address malicious influence campaigns on their platforms. Twitter removed thousands of accounts that had actively tweeted on the 2018 U.S. midterm election, despite originating from countries such as Iran, Russia and Venezuela. Many of these accounts had already been suspended before the elections.
Sources have indicated that the Maduro regime in Venezuela has set aside nearly $1 billion in gold reserves, around 20% of the country’s total, for departure to an unknown location. The regime has been propped up from complete collapse through billions of dollars from Russia and China, and some have
Russia and the U.S. have failed to come to an agreement surrounding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). The U.S. and its allies have long accused Russia of breaking the treaty with its Novator 9M729 missile, accusations that Russia has denied. With this diplomatic failure between the two countries, the U.S.
According to this year’s edition of the The Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, the major cyberthreats for the US and its allies come from China and Russia. The report states that “China presents a persistent cyber espionage threat and a growing attack threat to our core military and
A “go slow” approach and an emphasis on accountability in tech acquisitions and beyond is well-intentioned and important, but it has the unintended consequence, according to some leaders in the private sector, of stifling innovation. According to this thinking, the pentagon’s continued desire to remain with past winners results not
Thanks to a leaky MongoDB database, a prominent Dutch white-hat hacker has discovered the backdoor account used by the Russian government to access servers belonging to businesses and organizations operating in Russia. The leaky server in which the backdoor account email@example.com was first discovered, belonged to a Russian Lotto Website. The researcher then discovered the
Ukraine claims that threat actors working for the Russian government are carrying out cyberattacks on electoral servers as well as the computers of election officials in an attempt to interfere with the upcoming Ukrainian presidential election that will take place in March of this year. According to the head of the
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released a new four-year strategy for the American intelligence community. The main topic of the road-map is cybersecurity, while the document also focuses on subjects such as counter-terrorism and counter-proliferation. “As the cyber capabilities of our adversaries grow, they will pose increasing threats
A new report by Carbon Black indicates that geopolitical tensions between democratic western countries and authoritarian states such as Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, lie at the root of an increasing number of cyberattacks. For instance, almost 50% of incident response investigations undertaken for Carbon Black customers in 2018 were
The Global Attack Index released annually by Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center since 2009 has measured a 33% decline in terror attacks in 2018 compared to 2017. This decline in numbers can be misleading, however, as it is mostly due to the destruction of ISIS strongholds across Syria and Iraq.