19 Apr 2019

FBI suspects Russians hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county, Mueller report says

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election states that the FBI believes the Russian military intelligence agency (GRU) “gained access to the network of at least one Florida country government” in November of 2016. The GRU allegedly managed this feat by

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19 Apr 2019

U.S., Russia say cannot support a U.N. call for Libya truce: diplomats

On Thursday, renewed fighting in Libya further increased the death toll related to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s campaign to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government. Despite this, both the United States and Russia refused to support a draft United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire. While

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18 Apr 2019

Army Secretary Reveals Weapons Wishlist for War with China & Russia

The US is building new weapons designed for “high-intensity conflict” with China and Russia, US Army officials revealed earlier this week. US Secretary of the Army Mark Esper stated that he intends to invest more in advanced weapons and technologies that would be needed “to penetrate Russian or Chinese air

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16 Apr 2019

Russia’s parliament votes to unplug internet from world

The Russian parliament on Tuesday officially approved a government plan to test the independence of the country’s internet, known as Runet, by disconnecting it from the global Internet. The plan will now move on to the upper house of parliament, which is bound to approve it, after which President Vladimir

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15 Apr 2019

Major coordinated disinformation campaign hit the Lithuanian Defense

On 10 April, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry and its minister Raimundas Karoblis were the target of a major disinformation campaign that aimed at “discrediting not only the minister as a politician but also the entire Lithuanian national defense system and damaging public trust and support to the armed forces.” The

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11 Apr 2019

Triton ICS Malware Hits A Second Victim

FireEye researchers say that they have detected a second attack involving the highly disruptive Triton (aka Trisis) malware. Triton is considered to be incredibly dangerous as it is capable of remotely disabling safety systems. In the summer of 2017, Triton malware shut down a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia. The

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10 Apr 2019

Chinese threats necessitate new space structures, Shanahan warns

In a speech at the annual Space Symposium, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan identified China as the top threat to US interests in space, which is where “the next major conflict may be won or lost” according to the Pentagon chief. Shanahan mentioned various Chinese capabilities and systems that

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10 Apr 2019

Grab-and-go Baldr malware enters the black market

New research by Malwarebytes analyses a new information-stealing malware that is being distributed through Russian underground forums. The researchers suspect that three prominent Russian hackers are behind the new malware, dubbed Baldr. Baldr has “high-level functionality,” allowing it to retrieve various types of valuable information from an infected computer, including

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10 Apr 2019

Turkey will look elsewhere if U.S. won’t sell Patriots, F-35s: minister

Despite US pressure, Turkey is not changing its mind on its decision to purchase Russian S-400 missile-defense systems. The US has put its planned sale of US F-35 fighter jets to Turkey on hold because it fear that the use of a Russian missile-defense system by Turkey, a NATO ally,

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09 Apr 2019

Leap in Cyber Attacks Against Elections in OECD Countries: Canada

A new report by the Canadian Security Establishment (CSE), the agency in charge of protecting the country’s telecoms networks, states that the number of elections targeted by cyberattacks has “more than tripled” between 2015 and 2018 among member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In 2018,

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