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Russia’s Privacy Rules Stifle Dissent

The Russian Federation’s creation and manipulation of privacy rules, regulations and laws continues apace with the unstated but clear intent to allow the government to stifle voices of dissent. To that end, ...
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U.S. Takes Aim at Russia’s Cyber Ops Ecosystem

The Biden administration is taking the Russian cyber operations ecosystem to task with sanctions pointed at both established Russian companies as well as Russian-controlled entities created by the FSB, GRU and SVR ...
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U.S. Fingers Putin’s Cozy Bear for SolarWinds Attacks

U.S. Fingers Putin’s Cozy Bear for SolarWinds Attacks

To the surprise of precisely nobody, the NSA, FBI and CISA agreed that last year’s SolarWinds supply-chain attack was orchestrated by the Russian state ...
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Nation-State Cyberthreats Persist

We are often told how particular threats were the responsibility of a certain nation-state, and that there was difference between those nations and cybercriminals. While it made good copy, the cybersecurity domain ...
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Biden ‘Will Cyberattack Putin’ (Because SolarWinds)

Biden ‘Will Cyberattack Putin’ (Because SolarWinds)

President Joe Biden has authorized “devastating” retaliation against the Russian government for the recent hacking attributed to Russia ...
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National Security Risks of Late-Stage Capitalism

Early in 2020, cyberspace attackers apparently working for the Russian government compromised a piece of widely used network management software made by a company called SolarWinds. The hack gave the attackers access ...
Internal Leak of 4,887 Users: Yandex Employee Fate Unknown

Internal Leak of 4,887 Users: Yandex Employee Fate Unknown

Russian web titan Yandex NV suffered an insider breach: An employee was selling sensitive user data to anyone who would pay ...
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Another SolarWinds Orion Hack

At the same time the Russians were using a backdoored SolarWinds update to attack networks worldwide, another threat actor — believed to be Chinese in origin — was using an already existing ...

More SolarWinds News

Microsoft analyzed details of the SolarWinds attack: Microsoft and FireEye only detected the Sunburst or Solorigate malware in December, but Crowdstrike reported this month that another related piece of malware, Sunspot, was ...
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This is HUGE: Cops Nuke Emotet Crimeware C2

Police from eight countries have shut down all three of the Emotet malware’s “epoch” C2 server clusters. Incredible ...
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