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US vs Russia: what could provoke Washington’s cyber counterstrike?

The world is used to hearing about attacks by formidable Russian hackers, usually endorsed by the Kremlin – especially since its invasion of Ukraine earlier this year. The United States can retaliate, and massively so, experts say. But will they?
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China-linked threat group sowing discord ahead of US elections, analyst warns

With the midterms looming, an information operations (IO) campaign allegedly backed by the Asian superpower is trying to exploit political disenchantment in the US to derail the democratic process, says Mandiant.
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SpaceX spending millions on cyberwar defense, Musk says

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the company did not receive funding from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to support Starlink’s operation in Ukraine.
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Bulgaria hit by suspected Russian cyberattack

Government installations in Bulgaria have been hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack over the weekend, according to a Twitter statement made by its chief public prosecutor, who pointed at Russia as the possible culprit.
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Killnet: don't underestimate the “script kiddies,” experts say

Politically motivated cybercriminals with unsophisticated tools can swiftly adopt far more destructive weapons.
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Meta blacklisted by the Kremlin

Rosfinmonitoring, a Russian financial monitoring agency, has added Meta to its list of "terrorist and extremist" organizations.
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Chief of Ukrainian cybercrime division dies from Russian missile strike

Yuri Zaskoka, the head of the cybercrime division of Ukraine's police force, died in what’s believed to be Russia’s “biggest air strikes since start of Ukraine war,” according to police chief Igor Klimenko.
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Three of top five US airport websites struck by Russian hackers

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Pro-Russian hackers supposedly crashed Los Angeles International, Chicago’s O’Hare, and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International airport websites in a pro-Russian hacker attack.
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Major internet disruptions recorded across Ukraine following deadly missile strikes

The internet is down across Ukraine amid missile strikes in what appears to be retaliation for Saturday’s attack on the Crimea bridge.
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Russians turn to illicit markets for an "emergency rescue" from conscription

Since the announcement of partial mobilization in Russia, male citizens have been looking for their way out of duty on illegal markets.
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We breached Russian satellite network, say pro-Ukraine partisans

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Hackers claim to have penetrated Gonets, a Russian LEO satellite communications network, deleting a database that is crucial to its functioning.
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Data of 16M clients of Russian retail chain DNS leaked

DNS acknowledged the breach after hackers shared the details of the company’s customers and employees on a popular hacker forum.
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Three hacking groups attacking Ukraine likely tied to Kremlin

Three hacking groups involved in the cyber war with Ukraine – XakNet Team, Infoccentr, and CyberArmyofRussia_Reborn – are likely tied to Russia’s GRU, according to Mandiant.
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Meta shuts down largest Russian propaganda campaign since invasion

Russians impersonated well-known media outlets, such as the Guardian and Spiegel, to spread war propaganda. The content was amplified by Russian embassies in Europe and Asia.
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US convicts another Chinese tech-spy

In a sign of ever-heightening espionage tensions between the US and China, a federal court in Chicago has found another Chinese national guilty of spying.
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China doubles down on digital target practice as cyber conflict escalates

Though it has apparently refrained from engaging in any high-profile disruptive attacks on rival government installations, China appears to be quietly beefing up its cyber capabilities as global tensions rise.
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Russia plans massive cyberattacks on critical infrastructure, Ukraine warns

Ukraine said the Kremlin was planning cyberattacks against its energy sector to slow down the offensive operations of the Ukrainian military.
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EU-wide ban proposed for Kaspersky

The Russian antivirus provider has been named by five EU nations as warranting a ban throughout the region for its ambiguous stance on the invasion of Ukraine, although as yet no evidence has emerged that it is spying for the Kremlin.
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30m personal accounts hacked by pro-Kremlin cybercriminals

Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) neutralized a hacker group in Lviv that acted in support of the Kremlin. Suspects are accused of selling personal data belonging to Ukrainians and European Union (EU) citizens to Russia.
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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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