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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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Belarus threat group in Ukraine ‘bomb alert’ cyberattack

Threat actors linked to Russian ally Belarus took advantage of the attack on Ukraine to launch a barrage of their own, targeting the beleaguered country with phishing emails that played on citizens’ fear of bombardment.
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Russia's state hackers target Ukraine with malicious Android apps

Turla, a hacker group linked to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), used third-party messaging services to distribute the Android app.
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Russia cyber-partisans lure Ukraine victims with fake war stats

Russian-backed threat group UAC has targeted Ukraine in another wave of attacks, phishing-style scams that play on citizens’ fears for their beleaguered country, according to research by Malwarebytes.
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Ukraine's cyber army hits Russian cinemas

Several major Russian cinema chains were hit over the weekend, disrupting services and annoying moviegoers all over the country.
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Ukraine says Russia coordinated cyber and missile attacks

Kinetic attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure coincided with cyberattacks from pro-Russian hacktivists group, officials claim.
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Anonymous hits Russia over Killnet's attacks on Lithuania and Norway

Cyber tit for tat resumes as Anonymous claims to penetrate the Russian Space Research Institute in response to pro-Kremlin hackers attacking NATO members.
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Russia is well-prepared for cyber war – interview

For the first time ever, we are witnessing a real cyber war, Denys Tsvaig, the president of Ukraine’s national cybersecurity association, told Cybernews.
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Ukraine arrests cybercrime gang for operating over 400 phishing websites

Malicious sites were designed to trick victims into believing they were applying for EU financial assistance.
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Killnet hits Lithuania over EU sanctions affecting Kaliningrad

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Russia-affiliated hacker group Killnet took down several Lithuanian government websites in response to the Baltic country following EU sanctions.
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War in Ukraine causes a flood of amateurish ransomware

The Kremlin's aggression in Ukraine put Russia on a ransomware map. Typically excluded from ransomware target lists, the country now finds itself in the eye of the storm, facing the highest proportion of ransomware detections (12%.)
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Ukrainian hack that could allow to spy on Putin

A breach of Russia's information and communications design company might have allowed peeking into Putin's summit meetings.
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Russia targets football games, officials' phones with cyberattacks

The Kremlin's cyber barrages continue to rain on Ukraine as Russia's war rages on in the eastern and southern parts of the country.
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Russian ministry hacked to display pro-Ukrainian message

Hackers continue to exchange punches as Russia's war in Ukraine enters its fourth month.
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DOJ bracing for the possibility of more cyberattacks from Russia

The Department of Justice is particularly focused on the cyber threat from Russia, Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew Olsen said.
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Five challenges hindering Russia's success in cyber warfare

Ukraine has managed to shelter its critical infrastructure from Russian cyberattacks, and the summoned IT army counter-attacked a range of targets. But why is Russia stalling on the cyber front?
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