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The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

US Cyber Command, a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity operations, says it is releasing malware samples as an information sharing effort.
Joseph Cox
11.9.18
Internet Insecurity

The Attack on Fair Elections Is a Great Marketing Opportunity For Tech Companies

With Donald Trump downplaying and denying Russian attempts to interfere with American elections, companies like Microsoft, Google, and Cloudflare have filled the void as defenders of democracy.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.21.18
Internet Insecurity

Someone Has Infected At Least 500,000 Routers All Over The World And No One Knows Why

But Ukraine’s government says it thinks that Russia will use “VPNFilter” to attack Saturday’s Champions League final.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.23.18
Internet Insecurity

Update: Zuckerberg Said He ‘Misspoke’ About Alerting Campaigns to Russian Hacking Attempts

Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook’s security team identified Russian government hackers targeting US presidential campaigns and notified them of the hack attempts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.10.18
Internet Insecurity

Russian Hackers Are Targeting Hotels Across Europe, Researchers Say

The hackers used booby-trapped Word documents and a leaked NSA hacking tool to get a foothold into the networks to then attack guests.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.11.17
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Russian Hackers Are Using Google's Own Infrastructure to Hack Gmail Users

Security researchers have exposed a sophisticated hacking and disinformation campaign that targeted more than 200 Gmail users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.26.17
Internet Insecurity

This Is the Evidence Linking Russian Hackers to the French Election

As France braces for the second round of its election, security researchers try to figure out if Russia was really behind the alleged hacking attempts against frontrunner Emmanuel Macron.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.26.17
Internet Insecurity

Russian Hackers ‘Fancy Bear’ Targeted French Presidential Candidate Macron

The hacking group who attacked the DNC and was behind the Podesta leaks also went after France’s Presidential frontrunner.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.24.17
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A Glimpse Into How Much Google Knows About Russian Government Hackers

A 2014 leaked private report from Google shows how much the internet giant knows about government hacking groups.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.15.17
News

Fancy Bear Hack of Ukrainian Artillery Fighters Shows Future of War

A hacking group with links to the Russian government used a malicious app to track Ukrainian artillery units.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.22.16
News

Russian Hackers Launch Targeted Cyberattacks Hours After Trump’s Win

The group known as Cozy Bear is back with a wave of attacks trying to get into the computer of US government employees, academics, and think tank workers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.10.16
News

Hillary’s IT Guy Was Confident Phishing Email Wasn’t a Phishing Email

Even the tech nerds of the Clinton campaign fell for the phishing email sent by Russian hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.28.16
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