17 Sep 2020

Likely Links Emerge Between Lazarus Group and Russian-Speaking Cybercriminals

Yesterday, newly published nalysis from the security firm Intel 471 uncovered links between North Korea’s Lazarus Group and Russian-speaking cybercriminals. The report pinpoints links between the two organizations through examining years of security incidents. The conclusion, however, depends on two popular and generally accepted assumptions: that the Trickbot, TA505, and

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11 Sep 2020

Microsoft confirms Chinese, Iranian, and Russian cyber-attacks on Biden and Trump campaigns

Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed that Chinese, Iranian, and Russian hackers attempted to breach email accounts associated with both the Biden and Trump election campaigns, confirming former suspicions over foreign interference in the US 2020 presidential elections. According to Microsoft, the majority of the attacks were immediately detected and blocked by security

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03 Sep 2020

Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Poisoned With Novichok, Berlin Says

According to an announcement made by the German government, Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent known as Novichok. Navalny has been hospitalized since the incident and transferred to a facility in Germany where he has been receiving care. This represents the strongest evidence that

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01 Sep 2020

Russian Jet Violated NATO Airspace While Attempting to Intercept US B-52 Bomber

On Friday, a Russian military jet violated NATO airspace regulations while allegedly attempting to intercept a US Air Force B-52 bomber. The US aircraft was traveling near the Danish island of Bornholm, according to a NATO statement released on Monday. This represents a major violation of international law, as the

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27 Aug 2020

US Arrests Tourist Over Malware Conspiracy

Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov was arrested in Los Angeles on August 22 and charged with conspiracy after he allegedly offered an employee a large sum of money to infect their company’s computer with ransomware. Kriuchkov is a 27-year old Russian national who was currently traveling in the US under a tourist

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25 Aug 2020

Russian-backed organizations amplifying QAnon conspiracy theories, researchers say

According to researchers, Russian government-backed actors have played a role in amplifying conspiracy theories created and promoted by the prominent US-based group QAnon. This has raised significant concerns over foreign interference in the US elections, which will occur in November. Researchers state that Russia likely did not have involvement in

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24 Aug 2020

Alexei Navalny’s Illness Latest Blow to Russia’s Struggling Opposition

An outspoken critic of the Kremlin Alexei Navalny has fallen ill after drinking tea that was allegedly laced with poison. Although Navalny was receiving treatment in Russia, he has since been evacuated to a Berlin hospital, where doctors have not provided updates on his condition or the cause of the

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21 Aug 2020

Doctors say Putin critic can’t be moved to Germany

Alexei Navalny, a key figure in the opposition against sitting president Vladamir Putin, has been hospitalized after a suspected poisoning. Russian doctors have released information indicating that Navalny remains too unstable and ill to be transported to another medical location. Navalny has been in a coma since Thursday amid reports

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11 Aug 2020

Russia Registers World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine Despite Safety Concerns

Russia has registered the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine despite concerns that the medication flew through trial periods and may not be safe to administer. President Vladimir Putin announced the vaccine registration, which marks a huge milestone in the fight against the infectious disease that created a global pandemic. Western countries

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29 Jul 2020

Russia claims it’s on track to approve Covid-19 vaccine by mid-August. But speed of process raises questions

According to Russian officials, the country’s scientists are working towards getting a COVID-19 vaccine approved by August 10, less than two weeks away. However, the short timeline has raised significant concerns over safety, effectiveness, and shortcuts taken by the health department in its development. The vaccine was created by the

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