25 Mar 2021

Russia says Alexey Navalny is in ‘generally good health’ after his team voices concerns

Russia’s prison service has declared that detained opposition figure Alexey Navalny is in good health after Navalny’s team expressed concern over his physical condition. They also reported that they were repeatedly denied access to see him. Navalny and other prisoners in the country’s Vladimir region allegedly received medical examinations on

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17 Mar 2021

A Breakthrough for U.N. Governance of Cyberspace

This past weekend, a United Nations group adopted a breakthrough consensus report on standards for responsible state behavior when it comes to cyberspace. Although the report itself contains no groundbreaking norms, the consensus represents a universal recognization for a need to establish cyberspace rules. This idea has been faced with

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05 Mar 2021

Cyberattackers Target Top Russian Cybercrime Forums

Secretive and elite Russian forums for cybercriminals have been hacked in a string of breaches. One platform targeted, Maza, is a forum that allows cybercriminals to connect and organize operations, sell tools such as malware, and other malicious activity. Maza was the latest victim of the operation, which has targeted

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03 Mar 2021

US Imposes Sanctions on Russians

The US has imposed sanctions on senior Russian officials after President Biden promised to take action over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent arrest. Several of Navalny’s associates were also detained as Russia continues its crackdown on opposition forces under President Vladimir Putin. US officials have

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03 Mar 2021

U.S. is ‘not prepared to defend or compete in the A.I. era,’ says expert group

According to a group of experts chaired by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the US is drastically underprepared for the next era of artificial intelligence technology. The National Security Commission on AI released a massive 756-page report on Monday detailing how China will likely replace the US as the world’s

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01 Mar 2021

The SolarWinds Body Count Now Includes NASA and the FAA

According to new information about the SolarWinds Orion Russian espionage campaign that targeted both US organizations and federal agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration and NASA were both compromised as part of the operation. The suspected Russian state hackers compromised SolarWind’s Orion IT management tool in a supply chain attack that

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24 Feb 2021

Amnesty strips Alexei Navalny of ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

Alexei Navalny was stripped of his “prisoner of conscience status” by Amnesty International. This call was madde after Amnesty International was sent complaints highlighting xenophobic comments that Navalny has made in the past and has not renounced. A spokesman said he believed the call to remove this status was part

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19 Feb 2021

Norway’s 11179 billion NOK wealth fund affected by the SolarWinds hack

According to a new announcement, Norway’s sovereign wealth fund was impacted by the SolarWinds Russian espionage campaign against US federal agencies and organizations. The Government Pension Fund has confirmed that countermeasures against the SolarWinds Orion software were not quickly adopted. The update was installed roughly five months before the bank

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17 Feb 2021

Russian state hackers targeted Centreon servers in years-long campaign

According to France’s top cybersecurity agency, a Russian APT group known as Sandworm has been running a three-year-long operation in which several internal networks of French entities were breached. The French organizations were all running the Centreon IT monitoring software, according to a technical report released today by the Agence

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16 Feb 2021

1000+ Hackers Worked on SolarWinds Campaign, Microsoft Says

The SolarWinds hack may have included 1,000 Russian state-backed operatives, according to new information released by Microsoft president Brad Smith. Smith gave an interview over the weekend in which he argued that the SolarWinds breach was the largest and most sophisticated cyberattack to date. Smith added that 4,000 lines of

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