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Russian Hackers Infect 500,000 Routers With Malware: What You Should Know

Russian hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers around the world with a new malware called VPNFilter. The malware has affected routers manufactured by Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, and TP-Link, among others.

Security May 24, 2018

Twitter: 700,000 Americans Liked, Retweeted, And Followed Russian Propaganda Bots During The Presidential Election

Twitter posted updates on its official blog regarding the investigation of Russian propaganda during the most recent presidential election. The data confirms that almost 700,000 Americans interacted with bots that were designed to mislead voters.

Security January 22, 2018

Did You ‘Like’ Or Follow A Russian Propaganda Account? Facebook Will Tell You

Facebook said that it’ll roll out a new tool later this year that will help users determine if they’ve liked or followed a Russian propaganda account. This is the latest in a series of updates that address its fake news problem.

Internet November 24, 2017

Google: Russian Operatives Exploited Our Platforms And Bought Ads To Interfere With The 2016 Election

Google is now the latest company from Silicon Valley who might have had a hand in influencing the 2016 election. It has discovered that Russian operatives bought ads and used Google’s many platforms to distribute them.

Google October 10, 2017

Russian Hackers Stole NSA Secrets With The Help Of Kaspersky Antivirus Software

Hackers working for the Russian government were able to steal classified documents from the NSA after a contractor placed the files on his home computer, which was running Kaspersky Lab antivirus software. Did the security company work with the hackers?

Security October 6, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Is Sorry Facebook Caused Such A Political Divide During The Elections

During the end of Yom Kippur, Mark Zuckerberg took it upon himself to apologize about Facebook’s role in allowing advertisers to divide people politically. This comes amid an ongoing investigation into President Trump’s possible ties to Russia.

Internet October 2, 2017

Facebook To Turn Over Russia Ads To Congress As Part Of 9-Step Plan To Protect Election Integrity

As part of its nine-step plan to promote election integrity, Facebook will give government officials and investigators $100,000 worth of Russian ads it uncovered. It’s the latest development in an ongoing investigation of President Trump’s possible ties to Russia.

Internet September 22, 2017

Facebook Has Reportedly Given Special Counsel Robert Mueller More Details About Russian Ad Spending

Facebook has reportedly given special counsel Robert Mueller more information about Russian ad spending on its network during the 2016 presidential election. This is the latest development in the investigation of President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.

Internet September 16, 2017

Oops, They Did It Again: Russian Hackers Tapped Britney Spears's Instagram Account To Post Coded Messages

A Slovakian cybersecurity firm has found that Russian hackers used Britney Spears's Instagram account for a malware operation. The hackers posted coded messages linking to the Turla hacker server.

Security June 9, 2017

'Fallout 4' Computer Terminal Screenshot Used By CNN To Show Russian Hacking

Gamers are not happy with CNN's use of 'Fallout 4' screenshot in a report that discussed the Russian election hacking attack. According to them, there are better options aside from using the screenshot of the game.

Security January 3, 2017

Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Are Exploiting The Windows Flaw Google Publicly Disclosed

Microsoft has officially responded to Google's public disclosure of a Windows flaw, promising to patch it on Nov. 8. At the same time, the company says a Russian-linked hacker group called STRONTIUM has been exploiting the vulnerability.

Security November 2, 2016

UK Government Bans Apple Watch From Cabinet Meetings, But Why? Hint: Fear The Russians

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has banned the Apple Watch from cabinet meetings on fears of Russian hackers. Has it gone too far, considering that the Apple Watch can't even be online on its own?

Security October 10, 2016

Russian Hackers Attempted To Breach New York Times Moscow Bureau: How Is Donald Trump Involved?

Russian hackers attempted to breach the systems of the Moscow bureau of the New York Times. Could Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump be influencing the targets of the cyberattacks?

Security August 24, 2016

Hacker Linked To MySpace, Tumblr, LinkedIn Breaches Now Selling 32 Million Twitter Accounts For 10 Bitcoins

The hacker linked to data breaches on MySpace, Tumblr and LinkedIn is now selling millions of Twitter accounts for 10 bitcoins. According to LeakedSource, the evidence points to the victim of the hacking not being Twitter itself, but rather its users.

Internet June 9, 2016

Submarine Contractors Of Australia Express Concern Over Possible Hacking Attempts Of Chinese, Russian Spies

Hackers have attempted to steal top secret information about Australia's project on building its future submarines, dubbed Sea 1000 Future Submarine program. The bidders of the project are pointing their fingers to Chinese and Russian spies as primary suspects.

FUTURE TECH November 9, 2015

Dow Jones Hacked For Trading Tips: All Signs Point To Russian Hackers As Culprit

A group of Russian hackers has reportedly infiltrated servers of Dow Jones for trading tips. However, Dow Jones has been quick to falsify the reported hacking.

Business October 17, 2015

Russian Hackers APT 28 Exploit Windows And Flash Flaws To Target Governments

A Russian hacking group identified as APT 28 has reportedly been gathering information about governments and military and security organizations, which have been deemed valuable to the Russian government.

Internet April 21, 2015

Who Was Really Behind The Sony Hack? Experts Weigh In On Different Theories

The FBI formally cited North Korea as responsible for the Sony hack scandal, but experts continue to differ on whether or not Kim Jong Un's government was behind the attack. Attorney and crime expert Arkady Bukh weighs in on the controversy.

Feature January 7, 2015

Russian Website Streaming Footage from Hacked Webcams to Make a Point

Tip of the day: don't use your webcam's default password.

Internet Culture November 20, 2014

Meet APT28, Russian-backed malware for gathering intelligence from governments, militaries: Report

A report by FireEye determined that the hacker group APT28 is working for the government of Russia, and has been breaking into computer networks for the past seven years.

Society October 30, 2014

White House detects, addresses sustained cyberattack. Who is the culprit?

White House officials revealed that hackers have breached the unclassified portions of its computer networks. Cybersecurity experts attempt to repel the attack.

Society October 29, 2014

Russian hackers take advantage of Windows flaw to spy on NATO, Ukraine and foreign governments

Russian hackers have allegedly taken advantage of a zero-day vulnerability in Windows to gather intelligence data. Dubbed "Sandworm," the campaign spied on NATO, Ukraine and foreign governments.

Society October 15, 2014

Home Depot reports possible security breach, credit card data theft

Home Depot is investigating a huge data breach that could have compromised credit card and debit card data of its millions of customers. The breach was reported by Brian Krebs.

Society September 3, 2014

Russian hacking ring holds cache of 1.2 billion usernames, passwords

An online security company discovered that a Russian crime syndicate has the largest collection of stolen online credentials in the world. Most of the websites where the data was stolen are still vulnerable.

Internet August 6, 2014

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