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France ‘caught in crossfire of a hyped cyberwar’

French firms are being falsely accused of aiding the Ukrainian war effort by pro-Russian hacktivists desperate to exaggerate their contribution to the cyber conflict, says an infosecurity company.
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'It's coming' - Biden on Russia launching a cyberattack against the US

Updated with Kremlin's statement. The US is increasingly wary Russia is preparing a large cyberattack against critical infrastructure. Speaking at...
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Ukraine turns to crypto for military funding

As the war in Ukraine continues, the government and private entities set up various crypto donation pages to help fund...
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Russian printers juiced by hacker antiwar messages

Hacktivist group GhostSec has apparently decided that even in modern warfare the pen is mightier than the sword, and is claiming to have remotely hijacked more than 300 Russian printers, forcing them to run antiwar messages until their ink runs dry.
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Russia bans Facebook and Instagram after declaring Meta 'extremist'

Facebook's parent Meta enraged the Kremlin after suspending access to Russian state media outlets. A Russian court banned Facebook and...
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Russian social media giant VK allegedly hacked

VKontakte has been allegedly hacked to fight Russian propaganda by informing its users about the impact of Russia's war against Ukraine.
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Italy to follow Germany in dumping Kaspersky

Kaspersky's claims to be reliable fall on deaf ears as more countries ditch Russian-made cybersecurity software. Italy's public sector will...
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Russia on the path of crippling Western companies by cyberattacks

If Russia turns to cybercriminals to support its economy, ransomware will be even more devastating.
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Geopolitical tensions prompt US warning for satellite operators

Geopolitical threats spurring from Russia's invasion of Ukraine prompted requests to boost cyber defenses for communication satellite operators. The US...
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Meta removes a deepfake video of the Ukrainian president

The recent deepfake video of President Volodymyr Zelensky appears to be the first use of AI-generated multimedia during the war...
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Wargames take out Russian websites

The Ministry of Digital Transformation in Ukraine urges its allies to play an online game designed to block Russian websites.
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Government sites under 'unprecedented' cyberattack - Russian ministry

The event is only the latest installment in a series of attacks against the Russian government's IT infrastructure after the...
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AI startup tracks companies breaking off ties with Russia

It has become hard to keep track of every foreign business leaving Russia, but a young company from Stanford has come up with a solution.
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Russia’s cyber weapons might be as weak as its artillery, says expert

The Ukrainian government has hacked the Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Plant, Space Program, and Kalashnikov Concern in Russia, indicating that its cyber defenses might be as weak as its military convoys.
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Ukraine detains hacker who allegedly aided Russian military

A hacker provided the occupiers with mobile communications in Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine said (SSU).
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Hacker breaches key Russian ministry in blink of an eye

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In mere seconds, a hacker remotely accessed a computer belonging to a regional Ministry of Health in Russia, taking advantage of sloppy cybersecurity practices to expose its entire network.
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Fears of Russian spying prompts Germany to ditch Kaspersky

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Updated with a statement from Kaspersky. Germany's cyber watchdog, BSI, warned against using Kaspersky antivirus amidst Russia's threats against EU...
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New destructive wiper malware deployed in Ukraine

Cybersecurity company ESET warned about the discovery of a 3rd destructive wiper malware deployed in Ukraine.
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Instagram is no longer accessible in Russia

The Kremlin accused Meta of allowing calls for violence against Russians and gave 48 hours to Instagram users in Russia to move all of their content to other platforms.
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89% of global cyberattacks are aimed at Russia or Ukraine

Nearly nine in ten cyberattacks happening worldwide are targeting Russia or Ukraine, the recent research by Atlas VPN finds. Following...
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