2016

Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. In December, Ukraine suffered attacks on its finance and defence ministries and the State Treasury that allocates cash to government institutions. […]

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is defining Russia’s aggressive cyber activity and alleged hacking of the U.S. election as an “act of war.” He has called for a Senate hearing next week to address the threat. “When you attack a country, it’s an act of war,” McCain said of the recent hackings on Ukrainian TV, according to a transcript […]

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Sen. John McCainJohn McCainSenators join Ukraine president at military command post The top 10 stories of 2016 McCain: There must be a ‘price to pay’ for Russian hacking MORE (R-Ariz.) has scheduled a hearing for Thursday on cyber threats to the United States. The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman has been an outspoken critic of […]

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One of the suspected intelligence operatives slated for expulsion was the consulate’s chef, the post said. It added that three children were among those leaving California and they wouldn’t “see Santa or gifts under the fir tree”. The Kremlin announced it was sending its Rossiya Special Flight Squadron aircraft, part of a fleet used by […]

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Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware that U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers. The Burlington Electric Department, one of Vermont’s two largest electric utilities, confirmed Friday it had found on one of its […]

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Use strong, unique passwords for all of your accounts and dual-factor authentication whenever possible.(Photo: Thinkstock) Two weeks ago I made cybersecurity predictions for 2017, and it didn’t take long for one of my predictions to be realized.  In fact, it occurred before 2016 was even over. Earlier this week federal indictments were brought against three […]

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Use strong, unique passwords for all of your accounts and dual-factor authentication whenever possible.(Photo: Thinkstock) Two weeks ago I made cybersecurity predictions for 2017, and it didn’t take long for one of my predictions to be realized.  In fact, it occurred before 2016 was even over. Earlier this week federal indictments were brought against three […]

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Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware that U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers. The Burlington Electric Department, one of Vermont’s two largest electric utilities, confirmed Friday it had found on one of its […]

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CLOSEx Embed x Share Malicious software linked to a Russian hacking group associated with attempts to influence the U.S. presidential election has been found within a computer belonging to Burlington Electric Department. AKI SOGA/FREE PRESS A convoy of vehicles with diplomatic plates drives away from a Russian compound near Centerville, Md., on Dec. 30. The […]

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CLOSEx Embed x Share Malicious software linked to a Russian hacking group associated with attempts to influence the U.S. presidential election has been found within a computer belonging to Burlington Electric Department. AKI SOGA/FREE PRESS A convoy of vehicles with diplomatic plates drives away from a Russian compound near Centerville, Md., on Dec. 30. The […]

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