Category Archives: Hackers

U.S. charges 6 Russian military officers for cyberattacks targeting 2018 Olympics, French elections

Washington — The U.S. has charged six Russian military intelligence officers in connection with high-profile cyberattacks that targeted the electric power grid in Ukraine, the 2017 French elections and the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, federal prosecutors announced Monday. A 50-page indictment unsealed in federal court in Pittsburgh details the computer intrusions and malware attacks mounted over the past five years by

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Microsoft records over 13,000 gov’t-supported cyber attacks over two years, most originating in Russia

16:30, 30.09.20 WORLD  – UNIAN Microsoft has delivered over 13,000 nation state notifications (NSN) over the past two years, most originating in Russia. Among other major actors are Iran, China, and North Korea. “When a customer (organization or individual account holder) is targeted or compromised by nation state activities that Microsoft tracks, we deliver a nation state notification to the

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Why are Russian hackers targeting COVID-19 vaccine laboratories?

Article by: Dmytro Sherenhovskyi, Analytical Center at the Ukrainian Catholic University The Canadian intelligence says it discovered cyberattacks on laboratories searching for a coronavirus vaccine. And similar incidents with the aim of stealing information have also occurred in the United Kingdom and the United States. Although hacker attacks, including on medical centers, are nothing new, this case is special. The

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Coronavirus: Russian spies target Covid-19 vaccine research

Russian hackers are targeting organisations trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine in the UK, US and Canada, security services have warned. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said the hackers “almost certainly” operated as “part of Russian intelligence services”. It did not specify which organisations had been targeted, or whether any information had been stolen. But it said vaccine

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RFE/RL: Germany threatens sanctions against Russian national over Bundestag hacking

Russia’s Foreign Ministry did not immediately comment on the German move. Germany’s Foreign Ministry has threatened EU sanctions against “those responsible” for a 2015 hacking attack on the German parliament, including a Russian national, as a diplomatic row between the two countries intensifies. The ministry said in a statement on May 28 that it had summoned the Russian ambassador to

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Germany accuses Russia of hacking Merkel’s email

The attacker gained access to two email accounts where letters for 2012-2015 were stored Russian military intelligence gained access to thousands of emails from German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a result of a hacker attack in 2015. This is stated by Der Spiegel. According to German journalists, on May 8, 2015, a hacker with the nickname Scaramouche gained access to

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Anonymous made number of cyber attacks on the airport and hospitals in Czech Republic

Czech cybersecurity observer NUKIB on Thursday predicts cyber attacks in coming days In the Czech Republic, the Prague airport and the regional Czech hospital managed to stop cyber attacks on their IT networks, which took place over the past few days. Reuters reports, with reference to representatives of the administration of these institutions. A regional hospital in the western Czech

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Microsoft Says Russia-Linked Hackers Target Sports Organizations

Microsoft Corp said it has tracked “significant” cyberattacks coming from a group it calls “Strontium” or “Fancy Bear,” targeting anti-doping authorities and global sporting organizations. The group, also called APT28, has been linked to the Russian government, Microsoft said in a blog post. At least 16 national and international sporting and anti-doping organizations across three continents were targeted in the attacks

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