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Jul 05 2021
A Russian-linked group that is counted among the cybercriminal world’s most prolific extortionists is suspected to be behind a “colossal” ransomware attack that affected hundreds of companies worldwide — just weeks after President Biden boasted about taking President Putin to task on cyberattacks.
In a post on a blog typically used by the Russian-linked REvil cybercrime gang, a groupNew York Post (News)
May 28 2021
The state-backed Russian cyber spies behind the SolarWinds hacking campaign launched a targeted spear-phishing assault on U.S. and foreign government agencies and think tanks this week using an email marketing account of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Microsoft said.
The effort targeted about 3,000 email accounts at more than 150 different organizations, at leastCBS News (Online)
Jun 02 2017
MOSCOW — Shifting from his previous blanket denials, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia suggested on Thursday that “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers could have been involved in cyberattacks last year that meddled in the United States presidential election.New York Times (News)
Dec 16 2016
When a suspected Russian cybercriminal named Dmitry Ukrainsky was arrested in a Thai resort town last summer, the American authorities hoped they could whisk him back to New York for trial and put at least a temporary dent in Russia’s arsenal of computer hackers.New York Times (News)
Dec 04 2023
Russian police began raiding gay bars and clubs Friday night after the nation’s Supreme Court ruled all gay rights supporters are “extremist” organizations. Other queer-inclusive venues in Russia have begun shutting down in response to the raids. Officers raided a nightclub, a male sauna, and an LGBTQ+-inclusive bar in the capital city of Moscow, checking and photographing patrons’ IDs, theLGBTQ Nation
Apr 26 2015
Some of President Barack Obama’s email was captured by Russian hackers last year when they breached the White House’s unclassified computer system, The New York Times reported Saturday night.
The fact that the hacking was widespread and had penetrated the White House was previously known. What wasn’t known until now was whether the hackers had obtained any emails from or to theNewsmax (News)
Dec 15 2020
WASHINGTON — The discovery this weekend that Russian hackers used sophisticated techniques to infiltrate a broad swath of government and corporate networks to steal sensitive information sent cybersecurity experts into a panic, leaving open the question of how the U.S. will respond.
The attribution was made on Sunday, according to one source familiar with the matter, who said the spyYahoo News
Aug 28 2014
Russian hackers attacked JPMorgan Chase & Co. and at least four other banks this month in a coordinated assault that resulted in the loss of gigabytes of customer data, according to two people familiar with the investigation.
At least one of the banks has linked the breach to Russian state-sponsored hackers, said one of the people. The FBI is investigating whether the attack couldBloomberg
Nov 17 2023
At midnight ‘devices to prevent entry’ will go up at four of the border crossings between the European neighbours. Finland will place barriers on four of the eight border crossings it shares with Russia, as it seeks to stem a flow of asylum seekers. The Finnish Border Guard said on Friday that the barriers will go up at midnight (22:00 GMT) at the Vaalimaa, Nuijamaa, Imatra and NiiralaAl Jazeera