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Russian cyber soldiers should stand trial in Hague, says Ukraine official

As part of the wider drive to hold Russia accountable for alleged atrocities in Ukraine, the war-torn nation is also petitioning the International Criminal Court (ICC) to legally consider specific types of cyberattacks as war crimes.
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Russian artists release Killnet-themed rings and songs

One the foremost pro-Russian hacktivist groups, Killnet, has drawn some fairly ostentatious supporters, with jewelry and music produced in its honor, cyber pundit Radware claims.
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Brand new wiper malware SwiftSlicer, now sixth Sandworm strain targeting Ukraine

The ESET research group has identified a fresh wiper malware strain inside Ukraine, attributed to Russian APT hacker group Sandworm.
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University websites in South Korea defaced by Chinese hacktivist group, local media claims

A hacking group suspected of being affiliated with China has made good on a threat to sabotage institutions in South Korea, compromising the websites of a dozen universities there, local media claims.
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Soldiers hurt Ukraine far more than hackers, says WEF

If you are thinking that 21st-century Armageddon will come in the form of a massive cyberattack, you should think again because, in the past year, tanks and guns have proved to be by far the worst threat to Ukraine, says the World Economic Forum (WEF).
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Russia is losing cyberwar, study suggests

The top target countries for cyberattacks in 2022 included Russia and Ukraine, as one might expect – but there were a few surprises too, with Kazakhstan leading the pack and Egypt coming in at third place, according to findings from ReasonLabs.
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4.2bn people lived under internet ban in 2022

Around half the world’s population suffered a politically motivated internet blackout in 2022, according to damning new research by Surfshark.
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Ukraine blames Sandworm for wiper attack on news agency

Ukraine’s cyber watchdog says hackers linked to the Russian government are likely culprits behind a recent cyberattack on the country’s national news agency Ukrinform.
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Ukraine: A world lesson in cyber warfare

Cyber warfare – once considered the wave of the future – is now a permanent part of battlefield tactics.
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Pro-Russian hackers say they breached Samsung

Genesis Day, a pro-Russian hacktivist group, claims to have breached Samsung’s internal servers over South Korea’s cooperation with NATO.
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Pro-Russian hacktivist group uses crypto to lure volunteers

In its latest strategy to gain notoriety on the hacktivist landscape, Pro-Russian group NoName057(16) is advertising cryptocurrency payouts to volunteer hackers in exchange for technological firepower.
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Seven accused of smuggling military tech from US to Russia

Seven people, including a suspected Russian secret service agent and two US residents, have been accused of conspiring to smuggle weapons-grade technology into the rogue superstate.
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Russia mulls protected list of high-tech firms in response to global sanctions

Russia is mulling a bill that would put many of its high-tech manufacturers on a “counter-sanctions” list that would effectively allow them to keep doing business without incurring the wrath of the global community, according to a nongovernmental organization.
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Israel targeted by suspected Iranian threat actor

A new ransomware group that is apparently motivated more by politics than profit has been spotted in the wild by cyber defense company Cyble. Calling itself BlackMagic, it is believed to be linked to Iran and primarily going after companies in Israel.
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Nuclear sector threatened by data leaks on the dark web

The dark web is full of data leaks containing sensitive data from critical infrastructure companies, including nuclear facilities. A cyber analyst claims this is a ripple effect of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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FSB-linked hacker group disguises as Ukrainian officials to spread malware

Armageddon, a hacker group affiliated with the Russian government, has been observed sending phishing emails on behalf of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine (SSSCIP).
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Pro-Russian hacktivists exaggerate the severity of their attacks

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, pro-Russian hacktivist groups have been targeting critical infrastructure companies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said. However, their success has been limited.
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War in Ukraine and geopolitics fuel cyberattacks

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to more damaging and widespread cybersecurity attacks in the year to July, EU cybersecurity agency ENISA said in its annual report.
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