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Germany Suffering Information War, Doxing, Not Hacker Attacks


Germany is aflame in a huge information disclosure, the release of contact information for a huge part of Germany, including Angela Merkel. But journalists do not appear to be savvy and are calling it a hacker attack. Okay, girls and boys, today’s lesson is on what happened a long time ago, long before this information… Continue reading Germany Suffering Information War, Doxing, Not Hacker Attacks

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Researchers uncover new malware activity by Russian hackers


BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN – 11/20/18 Researchers have attributed new malware activity targeting governments in several countries to a Russian hacking group. Researchers at Palo Alto Network’s Unit 42 found that hackers with APT28, sometimes known as “Sofacy” or “Fancy Bear,” are targeting government groups in the U.S., the European Union and former Soviet governments with weaponized documents containing… Continue reading Researchers uncover new malware activity by Russian hackers

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The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online


RUSSIAN HACKERS | By Joseph Cox | Nov 10 2018, 11:24pm US Cyber Command, a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity operations, says it is releasing malware samples as an information sharing effort. Usually it’s the Russians that dump its enemies’ files. This week, US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a part of the military… Continue reading The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

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Security firm uncovers new cyber group targeting government, military sectors in espionage campaign


BY OLIVIA BEAVERS – 10/10/18 09:00 AM EDT 9 A new cyber group appears to have been targeting government and military organizations this past year as part of an espionage campaign, a security firm said on Wednesday. Symantec researchers say they have discovered a new cyber group that they’ve dubbed “Gallmaker,” which has carried out highly targeted attacks against targets such as overseas embassies in an… Continue reading Security firm uncovers new cyber group targeting government, military sectors in espionage campaign

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Investigative Report: On The Trail Of The 12 Indicted Russian Intelligence Officers


An exceptional open-source investigation of the 12 Russian indicted by the US one week ago.  </end editorial> July 19, 2018 16:08 GMT RFE/RL’s Russian Service A U.S. grand jury charged 12 Russian citizens on July 13 with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election by organizing cyberattacks on the computers of Democratic Party figures during the campaign.… Continue reading Investigative Report: On The Trail Of The 12 Indicted Russian Intelligence Officers

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UK: Ofcom opens three new investigations into Kremlin-backed TV channel


Russia’s propaganda channel, RT, is under investigation in the UK for…  (drumroll) broadcasting propaganda.  The challenge is proving bias in reporting, not offering all sides of issues.   Russia takes advantage of the West’s belief in freedom of speech and freedom of journalism and pushes the limits to the maximum extent possible.  The UK is Russia’s #1… Continue reading UK: Ofcom opens three new investigations into Kremlin-backed TV channel

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Suspected Member of TheDarkOverlord Hacking Group Arrested in Serbia


By Catalin Cimpanu May 16, 2018 Serbian police have arrested a 38-year-old man from Belgrade on suspicion of being part of the infamous The Dark Overlord (TDO) hacking crew. The arrest took place earlier today. Police did not release the suspect’s name, only his initials (S.S.), year of birth (1980), and city (Belgrade). Serbia’s Criminal Police… Continue reading Suspected Member of TheDarkOverlord Hacking Group Arrested in Serbia