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Russian state hackers appear to have breached a federal agency

Russia’s 2020 hacking campaigns might have included a successful data breach at the US government. In the wake of a CISA notice warning of a cyberattack on an unnamed federal agency’s network, Wired and security company Dragos have obtained evidence… … Read the rest of this entry

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Government hackers reportedly broke into Russian search company Yandex

According to a Reuters report, hackers working for Western intelligence agencies reportedly broke into Yandex, the company often referred to as "Russia's Google." The hackers were allegedly looking for technical information that would indicate how Ya… Engadget RSS Feed

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A Russian drone hunts other drones with a shotgun

No, this isn't an April Fool's joke: A Russian defense contractor has patented a drone that uses a shotgun to blast other drones out of the sky. It comes from Almaz Antey, a Russian defense contractor that manufactures the S-400 … Read the rest of this entry

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Microsoft: Russian hackers are trying to influence EU elections

The European Elections come at a crucial time for the world, since their outcome could ultimately dictate if peace in Europe can be maintained. That explains why the number of attempts to undermine the process by a hostile nation state … Read the rest of this entry

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Microsoft detected Russian phishing attacks on three 2018 campaigns

Russia is still launching cyberattacks against the US, a Microsoft exec has revealed, contradicting what the President claimed just a few days ago. According to Microsoft VP for customer security and trust Tom Burt (shown above second from right, wit… … Read the rest of this entry

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Reddit names 944 banned Russian propaganda-linked accounts

Reddit chief Steve Huffman admitted last month that the company discovered hundreds of accounts directly linked to the spread of Russian propaganda on the website. As part of its annual transparency report, the social network has named all 944 users… … Read the rest of this entry

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Obama-era plans to ‘zap’ Russian trolls collapsed under Trump

Before departing office, Barack Obama ordered US spy agencies to plan operations to combat Russian cyberthreats, according to the The Washington Post. But, more than a year into Trump's tenure, his administration remains reluctant to pursue those cou… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Ex-NSA worker pleads guilty to taking data involved in Russian hack

The NSA hasn't been having the best week when it comes to security, but it's getting at least some closure. A former employee, now known as Nghia Pho, has pleaded guilty to bringing home classified data that was later stolen … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook pressured to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda

Facebook is facing pressure from lawmakers, tech analysts and even ordinary users to tell people if they were served Russian-linked propaganda during the 2016 US election period. According to Reuters, Democratic Senator Jack Reed asked during the Sen… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Kaspersky offers code to prove it’s not a Russian stooge

Kaspersky Lab is understandably worried that it might lose US government contracts over fears that it's in bed with the Russian government, and it's making a dramatic offer in a bid to keep the money flowing. Founder Eugene Kaspersky tells … Read the rest of this entry

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