The pro-Kremlin Harmony party looked set to hold the balance of power in Latvia's general election, with a public exit poll showing them ahead of liberals in a ballot tarnished by a hackers' attack on the country's top social network
Apple's general counsel said he personally contacted FBI's GC about the Supermicro story. "He said, 'I've never heard of this, but give me 24 hours to make sure.' He called me back 24 hours later and said 'Nobody here knows what this story is about.'"
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On the GRU hacking scandal: the pro-Kremlin press slams Western "spy-mania". But one Russian paper, writing up the story, accuses the Kremlin of "putting at risk the economy, foreign relations and the reputation of Russians."
Russian Foreign Ministry: Netherlands story staged as Russian hackers don't need to be on the site to hack something, it can be done remotely
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FBI poster "armed and dangerous."
UK attributed 6 attacks to GRU-backed hackers and identified 12 hacking group code names as fronts for the GRU – Fancy Bear, Voodoo Bear, APT28, Sofacy, Pawnstorm, Sednit, CyberCaliphate, Cyber Berku, BlackEnergy Actors, STRONTIUM, Tsar Team and Sandworm.
Charges of Moscow in the preparation of cyber attacks are staged action - Russian Foreign Ministry
Pence: "Google should immediately end the development of the Dragonfly app" which aids Chinese repression against its citizens.
According to the UK, who today published a report saying the #CyberCaliphate is actually Russia's military intelligence service not ISIS
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Supermicro stock is down 55% Apple, Amazon, and Supermicro are all denying the Bloomberg report, but the stock market appears to believe it
Secretary General of @NATO, @jensstoltenberg, pledged to provide assistance to Ukraine from the alliance to establish a cyber defence centre
Russian military intelligence directed a host of cyberattacks aimed at undermining Western democracies by sowing confusion in everything from sports to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, says the U.K.
Russia must be held accountable for cyber attacks: Mattis
US Atty Scott Brady at DOJ presser: GRU officers used Bitcoin to buy servers, register domains, pay vendors, etc
"(Hacking) allegations show defendants thought anonymity would allow them to act with impunity. They were wrong." @TheJusticeDept
INDICTMENT: The GRU officers emailed with about 186 reporters to draw media attention to the athletes' data which they hacked
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3 of the Russians that DOJ just indicted for Olympics-related hacking had already beed indicted for 2016 election-related hacking
DOJ indicts 7 GRU officers for hacking charges. Their victims include FIFA, hundreds of athletes, and a Pennsylvania-based nuclear power company that supplied power to Ukraine
Canada is subject to cyber attacks and holds Russia responsible
Cyber attacks: NATO warns Russia to halt 'reckless' behaviour' after the revelations by Netherlands and UK
In a speech today, Pence will assert that Russia's actions "pale in comparison" to China's. "Beijing has mobilized covert actors, front groups and propaganda outlets to shift Americans' perception of Chinese policies," according to speech excerpts.
China hack allowed access to @amazon and @Apple computer servers, reports @Bloomberg.
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One of the phones was identified to have been activated for the first time in Moscow near GRU's office on 9th April
Dutch defense minister says Russian intelligence officers targeted files on MH17 plane crash investigation.
US Department of Justice will publish charges against Russians this afternoon.
Russian Ambassador to Netherlands has been summoned to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Similar action to take place across Europe. NATO Secretary General has been briefed.
UK Ambassador: "We are stepping up our collective activity against malign activity and specifically against the GRU"
UK Ambassador: "GRU is an aggressive, well-funded arm of the Russian state"
The GRU officers planned to travel to the OPCW in Spiez, Switzerland. Train tickets found showing route Basel and Bern.
Russian GRU hackers: One of the laptops had data on putting it at scene of WADA in Lausanne and Kuala Lumpur close to the MH17 investigation.