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Call for sanctions on cyber-aggressive regimes

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May is calling on European leaders to take tougher action on governments and regimes that are found responsible for cyberattacks. The news comes amongst reports that a Russian group has been accused of meddling in the US midterm elections. “Malign cyber activity causes harm to our… Read more »

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Russians infiltrate US utility network

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The temperature in the cyberwar between the USA and Russia has ratcheted up another notch. It now appears that a state-sponsored Russian hacking team penetrated the US electricity network in 2017 – and may still be lurking inside it. This gives them the potential to inflict multiple power failures. The… Read more »

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US indicts twelve Russian spooks

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Despite President Trump’s assurances that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election, the US Justice Department has launched criminal proceedings against twelve Russian military intelligence officers – three days before the recent Trump/Putin summit in Helsinki. The Russian officers stand accused of hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s… Read more »

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UK attorney general talks tough on cyberattacks

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In a recent speech at Chatham House, Britain’s Attorney General has declared that state sponsored cyberattacks should be viewed as acts of war and punished accordingly. Singling out Russia and North Korea, Jeffrey Wright QC called for sanctions against any country that tries to interfere with democratic elections or disrupt critical… Read more »

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Are cyber battle lines the new nuclear deterrent?

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It seems that much of the next Cold War will be fought online. Security agencies in Britain and the US are working together to counter the increasing Russian penetration into western cyber networks. At the same time, the allies are infiltrating Russia’s own systems – so that they are in… Read more »

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Did Russia use doctor’s computer to destroy Syrian hospital?

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It looks likely that Russian warplanes used co-ordinates from a British surgeon’s computer to destroy a Syrian hospital. Mr David Nott OBE, known as the ‘Indiana Jones of Surgery’, has personally performed many lifesaving operations on Syrian casualties. In this instance, he was using Skype and WhatsApp remotely from London… Read more »

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Russian cyberattack concerns puts UK infrastructure on high alert

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Following on from the Salisbury chemical attack and the murder of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, there is continued concern for the safety of Russian exiles resident in the UK. Members of the intelligence community, however, are conscious that Moscow may look to utilise cyber-attacks as part of its next step…. Read more »

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US gets tough on Russian cybercrooks

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Wherever you look at present, it seems there are Russians up to some sort of monkey business. Hot on the heels of the punitive measures doled out by Britain following the Salisbury nerve agent incident, nineteen Russian ‘spies’ have had US sanctions slapped on them for alleged meddling in the… Read more »

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German Government mauled by Fancy Bear

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The Federal Government of Germany’s IT network is currently under serious cyberattack, apparently from notorious Russian state-sponsored hacking group Fancy Bear – prime suspects in previous federal disruptions in Germany, as well as interference in the US presidential election. It appears that the principle targets in the latest offensive against… Read more »

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Britain points finger at Russia over NotPetya

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The British government has openly accused its Russian counterparts of launching the NotPetya cyberattack last summer that cost western European companies such as Reckitt Benckiser and Moller-Maersk multiple millions of pounds. The attack, which was originally aimed at Ukrainian commercial and political targets, spread collateral damage across the wider international… Read more »

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