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OPERATION BUGDROP: CYBERX DISCOVERS LARGE-SCALE CYBER-RECONNAISSANCE OPERATION TARGETING UKRAINIAN ORGANIZATIONS


by CyberX Staff | Feb 15, 2017 | Blog | 0 comments CyberX has discovered a new, large-scale cyber-reconnaissance operation targeting a broad range of targets in the Ukraine. Because it eavesdrops on sensitive conversations by remotely controlling PC microphones – in order to surreptitiously “bug” its targets – and uses Dropbox to store exfiltrated… Continue reading OPERATION BUGDROP: CYBERX DISCOVERS LARGE-SCALE CYBER-RECONNAISSANCE OPERATION TARGETING UKRAINIAN ORGANIZATIONS

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare · Russia

The Russian army officially established Kibervoyska


February 22, 2017 15:20 Troops of information technology established in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. This was stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in the State Duma of the Russian Federation. According to him, the creation of these forces makes conducting information operations much more effective and stronger, transfers “Russia 24” . The… Continue reading The Russian army officially established Kibervoyska

Cybersecurity · Russia · cyberwar

How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers for Its Cyberwar


By Andrew Kramer DECEMBER 29, 2016 MOSCOW — Aleksandr B. Vyarya thought his job was to defend people from cyberattacks — until, he says, his government approached him with a request to do the opposite. Mr. Vyarya, 33, a bearded, bespectacled computer programmer who thwarted hackers, said he was suddenly being asked to join a… Continue reading How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers for Its Cyberwar

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Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers


Online tracking gets more accurate and harder to evade. DAN GOODIN (US) – 14/2/2017, 04:10 Researchers have recently developed the first reliable technique for websites to track visitors even when they use two or more different browsers. This shatters a key defense against sites that identify visitors based on the digital fingerprint their browsers leave… Continue reading Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers

Information operations · Cybersecurity · Russia · cyberwar

Cyber expert’s arrest silences Russian contacts of some Western crime fighters


This was sent to me by my best cyber expert in Russia. No explanation. No words.  Only a link. I have asked him as best I could what he knows.  His answers have become very evasive, sometimes historical, and never “this is what is happening”. My supposition is that every intelligence agency in the world… Continue reading Cyber expert’s arrest silences Russian contacts of some Western crime fighters

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare

What Is This All About? FSB Sanctions Lifting?


Publication of Cyber-related General License 2/2/2017 Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published Cyber-related General License (GL) 1, “Authorizing Certain Transactions with the Federal Security Service,” pursuant to Executive Order 13694 of April 1, 2015, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities.” GL 1… Continue reading What Is This All About? FSB Sanctions Lifting?

Cybersecurity · Russia · cyberwar · Czech Republic · Czechia

Czech Foreign Ministry Compromised


Czech media reported on January 31, that Czech Foreign Ministry has been under massive cyberattacks. Czech prime investigative outlet Neovlivni.cz reported that “thousands of files were downloaded from email inboxes of the Czech Foreign Minister and his Undersecretaries”, including classified information. The breach was supposed to last “for several months”. The Czech Foreign Ministry confirmed the breach,… Continue reading Czech Foreign Ministry Compromised