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Russians jammed US GPS
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Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:45

Russians jammed US GPS


Military exercise embarrassment

Russian spooks showed how they could shut down the entire US war machine by jamming GPS during a major NATO military exercise in Norway leaving them with the equivalent of Apple Maps.

Trump, Russia and China refuse to sign online threats agreement
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Ignoring French call

French President Emmanuel Macron is joining with US technology giants, including Microsoft,  pushing for governments and companies worldwide to sign up for a new initiative aimed at establishing regulations for the internet, to fight such online threats as cyber-attacks, hate speech and online censorship.

Russians behind cyber-attack on Saudi petrochemical plant
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Almost caused an explosion

FireEye security researchers have linked a Russian research lab to a cyberattack on a Saudi petrochemical plant.

Russian hackers lobby leave voters
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Monday, 22 October 2018 12:45

Russian hackers lobby leave voters


Brexit is good for Russia

Russian hackers are flat out trying to mobilise “leave” voters to encourage them to force the British government to make a hard Brexit.

Facebook deletes Russian firm's accounts
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Friday, 12 October 2018 12:32

Facebook deletes Russian firm's accounts


Data scraping

Facebook has disabled dozens of accounts and profiles belonging to Russian database provider SocialDataHub for what it termed the unauthorised collection of user data.

Russian spooks charged over doping allegations
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If you can't beat them, dope up and hack the computers to cover it up

Seven Russian spooks  have been indicted by the Justice Department for computing hacking, wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft - all as part of an effort to distract from Russia's state-sponsored doping programme.

Britain to create 2,000 strong anti-Russian cyber force
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Four-fold increase

While the UK can't afford to upgrade computers for the NHS to something a little more secure, it is splashing out huge amounts of money on spy equipment to keep the Russians out.

It's perfectly legal for Russians to hack US election machines
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US Justice Department gives the thumbs up

US Republicans hoping that President Putin’s hackers will save their bacon by getting them elected have been re-assured by the US Justice Department that hacking election machines is perfectly legal.

Russian hackers break into air-gapped US networks
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Hacked vendors

US Homeland Security has found evidence that Russian hackers have broken into supposedly secure, "air-gapped" or isolated networks owned by utilities.

Russians ready to hack your car
Published in Transportation
Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:11

Russians ready to hack your car


They've got a blinking swerve

A top brass from the UK's army has warned that Vladimir Putin's cybertroops may well target British traffic lights and Belisha beacons and other vulnerable points as the move to IP based systems builds up a head of steam.