23 Nov 2021

Fearing new Russian threat, Ukraine races to upgrade its navy

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has expressed concern over the past several weeks due to Moscow’s military activity on the Ukrainian border. Blinken stated that he was unaware of Russia’s intentions, however, historical precedent is cause for alarm. Tensions remain high within the region as Ukraine races to upgrade

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08 Nov 2021

Cybersecurity firms provide threat intel for Clop ransomware group arrests

In June, six subjects were arrested by Ukrainian police forces during 20 different raids across Kyiv that consisted of seizing computers, technology, cars, and roughly $185,000 in cash. The Ukrainian police worked with law enforcement in South Korea on the raid, which is known as Operation Cyclone. Interpol allegedly managed

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04 Nov 2021

Satellite photos raise concerns of Russian military build-up near Ukraine

There are reports that Russia is moving military hardware approximately 250 kilometers from the border of Ukraine. Ukrainian forces have also deployed combat drones along the lines that separate them from the pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas region. The lines of the conflict have not moved in five years and

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12 Oct 2021

Ukraine Police Cuff Botnet Herder Who Controlled 100K Machines

Ukrainian law enforcement has reportedly arrested a suspected botnet herder who the government believes to have been responsible for controlling an automated network of roughly 100,000 compromised machines. The machines were used to launch spam campaigns, DDoS attacks, scan for vulnerabilities in websites to exploit, and brute-force users’ email passwords.

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22 Sep 2021

Aide to Ukraine’s president survives apparent assassination attempt

A top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was travelling in a car that came under fire at approximately 10 a.m. More than 10 bullets hit the car outside Kiev on Wednesday morning, and police are calling the incident an assassination attempt. Police are completing an operation to find the

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13 Sep 2021

Poland Extradites Alleged Botnet Operator to US

Ukrainian national Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev has been extradited to the United States and is facing charges associated with decrypting the credentials of thousands of computers across the world and selling them on dark web forums. Ivanov-Tolpintsev was initially arrested in Poland on October 3, 2020, however, he will now travel

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13 Sep 2021

Ukraine acknowledges sting operation for first time following CNN report

On Friday, Ukraine acknowledged a sting operation that aimed to lure suspected war criminals out of Russia. The country has not commented on the incident before. CNN released an investigation last week in which three former high-ranking Ukrainian military intelligence officials described operations that were designed to lure the war

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26 Aug 2021

Stalin-era mass grave found in Ukraine

Researchers have identified what may be one of Ukraine’s largest Stalin-era mass graves. The remains of thousands of people were found in 29 graves in the southern city of Odessa. The site contained between 5,000 and 8,000 bodies and likely dates back to the 1930s. The site was uncovered during

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03 Aug 2021

Head of Belarus exiles group found dead in Ukraine

Vitaly Shishov, the head of a group helping people who have fled to Belarus, has been found dead near his home in Ukraine. His body was found hanged in a park in Kyiv, just one day after he failed to return home after leaving to go on a run. Police

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17 Jun 2021

Ukraine Police Disrupt Cl0p Ransomware Operation

Six members of CI0p have been arrested by Law enforcement officials in Ukraine. CI0p is a ransomware gang that was associated with the cyber attacks on Stanford University Medical School and a breach at Accellion, an enterprise firewall company. The arrests resulted from an international operation with the United States,

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