29 January 2022
A Russian businessman was extradited to the US this weekend from Switzerland to face charges in an insider trading scheme worth tens of millions of dollars for allegedly hacking into US computer networks, per DOJ @ChrisCarrega & @snlyngaas report
Russian national Vladislav Klyushin was extradited to the U.S. from Switzerland and is charged, along with four other Russians, for his alleged role in a global conspiracy to obtain unauthorized access to U.S. networks to commit wire and securities fraud
1 month ago
Lukashenka ordered the actions of A1 Telekom Austria Group telecom operator A1 to be controlled and severe consequences to be applied
1 month ago
Failure of informational system of Russian road police
Confirmed: A nation-scale power outage has knocked out internet connectivity across much of Venezuela; real-time network data show national connectivity collapsing to 32% of ordinary levels from ~2:30 a.m. local time; incident ongoing
CISA Director Jen Easterly: "The Log4j vulnerability is the most serious vulnerability that I've seen in my decades-long career”
US Department of Commerce: Trade restrictions will be imposed on some companies from China, Georgia, Malaysia and Turkey
US imposes trade restrictions on 37 companies from China and some other countries
1 month ago
Russia offers the European Union collective consultations on cybersecurity, said the special envoy of the President of the Russian Federation.
1 month ago
Military operations in cyberspace are taking place on a full scale, it can be called the Third World War, - Russian Foreign Ministry
Israeli cyber security firm confirms to Fox News: In the past 24 hours, a known Iranian hacking group named "Charming Kitten" or APT 35, has tried to exploit the Log4j vulnerability against 7 targets in Israel, among them "Government offices and big Israeli firms".
Log4j vulnerability "extremely easy to exploit & new ways to exploit it are being reported continuously over the last several days" per @CISAgov's Goldstein "Exploiting this vulnerability gives an adversary potentially deep access into a target"
Log4j vulnerability "extremely concerning" per @CISAgov Exec Asst Director for Cybersecurity Eric Goldstein. Log4j library "widely used in a variety of devices & products, both consumer & enterprise, across sectors & across functions" he says
Does US have a handle on ransomware? "I don't think we there yet" @DHSgov @SecMayorkas tells @business's Technology Summit has to remain on an incredibly high level
A review by @washingtonpost of 100+ @Huawei PowerPoint presentations, many marked "confidential," suggests the company has had a broader role in tracking the populace of China than it has acknowledged
1 month ago
Son of the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia Vladimir Kirienko has been appointed as CEO of the biggest Russian social networking service VK com(Vkontakte)
1 month ago
"There have been cases of malware that has been planted on phones which can then be used to track the communication between Uyghurs overseas and Uyghurs in Xinjiang," he said. "Then that could result in their arrest, detention, or interrogation
Russian biggest bank Sberbank is experiencing issues with online services1 month ago
Russian biggest bank Sberbank is experiencing issues with online services
1 month ago
Russian army Chief of Staff Gerasimov: Russia wants arms control to include cyber, space, and AI
White House readout of Biden-Putin call: "The two presidents tasked their teams to follow up, and the U.S. will do so in close coordination with allies and partners
A global outage occurred in Amazon Web Services, which led to problems for a number of services, including Facebook, Disney and Tinder, McDonald's, Netflix and dozens of others - data of Downdetector
Amazon is DOWN AGAIN: Thousands of users worldwide are furious after website crashes, leaving them unable to purchase holiday gifts
Microsoft seized last week 42 domains used by Chinese cyber-espionage group Nickel (APT15) in its fifth legal action against an APT group and 24th overall
NATO's David van Weel says he has no details on a ransomware attack reportedly underway on a Dutch defense contractor (h/t @volkskrant), but he expects more of these. "There are more vulnerabilities than defenses," acknowledges Asst SG for Intel/Security David Cattler
The U.S. military has taken actions against ransomware groups as part of a more aggressive approach to organizations that attack American companies, the head of U.S. Cyber Command said. It was the first public acknowledgment of the offensive measures
China "is rapidly improving many of its capabilities, including strike, air, missile-defense, & anti-submarine measures" per @Secdef "It's increasingly focused on integrating its information, cyber, & space operations
1 month ago
Some telecom operators of the Russian Federation began to block Tor
1 month ago
Russia's censors have learned to block @torproject, all thanks to Sovereign Internet equipment
US diplomats based in Uganda or dealing with the country had their phones hacked with Israel-based NSO spyware in recent months, according to Reuters
1 month ago
USM holding, owned by Alisher Usmanov, sold VK (formerly Mail.ru Group). The holding owned 57.3% of the company's voting shares, which will now belong to Sogaz (its parent company is Gazprom). Now the company owns VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Mail.ru, Samokat, shares in Delivery Club, Taxi Citymobil and other services
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