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Anonymous takes on Iranian government in support of women-led protests

The hacktivist collective has pledged to fight Iran's "dictatorial rule and murderous cops" after a woman died in police custody for not wearing a headscarf properly.
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Ukraine applauds Amazon move to suspend business referral fees

Ukrainian business received a welcome relief when Amazon agreed to waive referral fees for entrepreneurs located in the embattled country for a year.
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Russian hackers hit Japan’s government websites

Pro-Russian hacker collective Killnet has launched several attacks against Japan over its support for Ukraine.
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Ukraine’s raid of Russian bot farms continues

The Secret Service of Ukraine (SSU) dismantled two bot farms in Kyiv and Odesa this September alone. It also accused an operator of a bot farm in the Carpathian region, dismantled in 2021, of coordinating his actions with Russia.
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Ukraine has recorded over 1,100 cyberattacks since the beginning of the year

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A significant share of attacks occurred before the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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Hackers created an enormous traffic jam in Moscow

Hackers meddled with ride-hailing service Yandex Taxi to create a two-hour-long traffic jam in the Russian capital.
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Cyberwarfare is terrorism on steroids – interview

Cyberwarfare is ultimately more cost-effective than terrorist attacks in intimidating a population or forcing governments to act. Longtime cybersecurity expert Nadir Izrael says we should brace for more cyberattacks in the near future.
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Montenegro blames Cuba ransomware for attacking the country

The cyberattack that crippled the Montenegro government’s digital infrastructure was likely carried out by a Russia-linked Cuba ransomware gang, authorities claim.
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Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant completely disconnected from the grid – Netblocks

NetBlocks, which monitors internet service disruptions, reported a major disruption to communications at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
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Russian invasion boosting fear of nation-backed cyberattacks, report finds

Two in three businesses suspect they have been targeted by a nation-state cybercriminal organization since the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine, according to a cybersecurity analyst.
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Russian threat group exploiting Microsoft weaknesses to target US entities, says analyst

A cybercriminal gang is using vulnerabilities in Microsoft products to go after US and NATO-affiliated organizations, according to threat intelligence analyst Mandiant.
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Russian cyber "bears" tied to the Kremlin's agencies

As the war continues raging in Ukraine, Russia maintains pressure by launching a series of cyberattacks and hijacking legitimate penetration testing tools to destroy or gain control over targeted systems.
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Russian cyberwarfare has mixed success, say experts

Even before its invasion of Ukraine, Russia had been attacking the West. How effective are its techniques?
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Cyber-group offers DDoS attacks for $80 an hour – but only against Russia and Belarus

A forum specializing in cyberattacks against Russia and Belarus has appeared on the scene – and while it charges for the service it also appears to be strongly partisan in nature, according to infosecurity firm Digital Shadows.
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Russian hackers target Finland parliament’s website

Pro-Russian hackers took down the website of Finland’s parliament, citing Helsinki’s NATO application as the reason behind the DDoS attack.
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Ukraine dismantled million-strong disinformation bot farm

Russian special services partly used the bot farm to destabilize the social and political situation, the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) claims.
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Ukrainian radio stations hacked to spread lies about Zelensky’s health

Threat actors reportedly broadcasted a message suggesting that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was in critical condition.
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Russia-linked hackers target Ukrainian software firm with GoMet malware

The hackers aimed to carry out a supply chain attack on a large Ukrainian software development company servicing state organizations.
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