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 ...
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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 ‘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’s Political, Legal Climate Raises Red Flags

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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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Russia Cracks Tor? Hackers Dump 7.5TB of FSB Secrets

Russia’s notorious federal security service, the FSB, has a secret project to de-anonymize Tor. Big news or nothing to see here? ...
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Hackers Expose Russian FSB Cyberattack Projects

More nation-state activity in cyberspace, this time from Russia: Per the different reports in Russian media, the files indicate that SyTech had worked since 2009 on a multitude of projects since 2009 ...
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U.S. Cyber Has Hacked Russian Power Grid, Say Super-Secret Sources

The infosec cold war continues to grumble on under the surface. Sources claim the U.S. has implanted malware deep into Russia’s electricity grid ...
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Russia Wants Access to Tinder Photos and Conversations

Russia Wants Access to Tinder Photos and Conversations

Russian intelligence wants to take a closer look at your Tinder photos and conversations. After Tinder and 175 other companies agreed to comply with Russian legislation asking companies to store data on ...

Visiting the NSA

Yesterday, I visited the NSA. It was Cyber Command's birthday, but that's not why I was there. I visited as part of the Berklett Cybersecurity Project, run out of the Berkman Klein ...