Russian National Pleads Guilty to Having Run Cardplanet Marketplace

Russian National Pleads Guilty to Having Run Cardplanet Marketplace

A Russian national pleaded guilty to having operated Cardplanet and another website that provided digital criminal services to its customers. Appearing before Senior U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, Aleksei Burkov, 29, ...
This Is A Test, And Only A Test - Russia Shuts Down External Internet Routing

This Is A Test, And Only A Test – Russia Shuts Down External Internet Routing

| | Network Security, Russia
via Catalin Cimpanu, writing at the ZeroDay Blog at ZDNet, comes news of the reportedly successful test disconnect of Russia from the Internet-At-Large (so to speak). Effectively modifying those network connects to ...
FBI announces $5 million bounty for information on Russian hackers behind Dridex attacks

FBI announces $5 million bounty for information on Russian hackers behind Dridex attacks

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that the State Department, in partnership with the FBI, have set a reward of up to $5 million for information that can lead to the ...

New Reductor Nation-State Malware Compromises TLS

Kaspersky has a detailed blog post about a new piece of sophisticated malware that it's calling Reductor. The malware is able to compromise TLS traffic by infecting the computer with hacked TLS ...

New Research into Russian Malware

There's some interesting new research about Russian APT malware: The Russian government has fostered competition among the three agencies, which operate independently from one another, and compete for funds. This, in turn, ...

Russians Hack FBI Comms System

Yahoo News reported that the Russians have successfully targeted an FBI communications system: American officials discovered that the Russians had dramatically improved their ability to decrypt certain types of secure communications and ...
Russian spyware

Russian SORM/СОРМ ISP Spyware Revealed (by Nokia Grunt)

Russia’s infrastructure for spying on its citizens has been revealed this week. An errant Nokia employee put terabytes of secret data on the internet by mistake ...
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Russia spies

Russia ‘Breached’ FBI Comms; Obama Waited 4 Years To Expel Spies

Back in 2016, President Obama expelled 35 Russians, and seized two Russian-owned properties. We were told it was retaliation for election interference—but was that the whole story? ...
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Russia

Russia’s Political, Legal Climate Raises Red Flags

| | Russia, Russian hackers
Security professionals obviously are aware of the need to keep up with the latest threats, while concerns about specific geographic regions are usually just a subset of things to keep in mind ...
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After Mueller, Senate Intel Reports on Russian Election Hacks

After Mueller, Senate Intel Reports on Russian Election Hacks

Now we have the Senate Intel Committee’s report on how Russia sought to influence the 2016 elections, how it might do it again in 2020, and how we can stop it ...
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