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Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine near the beginning of this year, some prominent hacking groups announced that they would be joining the war within the digital realm. The hacking collective Anonymous declared cyberwar against the Russian government and has since been conducting cyberattacks on Russian and... Read more...
Shortly after hitting Parker Hannifin Corporation, a major component supplier for Boeing and Lockheed Martin, the Conti ransomware group abandoned the Conti name and split off into smaller groups that coordinate with the larger group’s leadership. This move came after Conti targeted the government of Costa Rica with... Read more...
Shortly after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, many tech companies announced that they would be suspending sales to the country. Among the companies that made these announcements were AMD, Intel, TSMC, NVIDIA, Apple, Cisco, Oracle, IBM, PlayStation, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Since this initial flurry of... Read more...
Russia is once again threatening to halt cooperation with the West on the International Space Station (ISS) program. The head of Russia’s Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, took to Twitter late last week denouncing the sanctions that have been imposed on Russia since its invasion of Ukraine. About two weeks ago, three... Read more...
On April 1st, security researchers discovered a new Android-based spyware contacting infrastructure owned by a Russian-based threat group called Turla. Once installed, this malware can lurk on a device, collecting information and audio recordings while making money for Turla in a rather peculiar way. The malware... Read more...
In the past year, the increase of malware-as-a-service has spurred significant growth of ransomware, phishing, and information theft attacks. Recently, Zscaler ThreatLabz researchers came across “BlackGuard,” a sophisticated information stealer advertised for sale on Russian hacking forums with a lifetime price of... Read more...
Earlier this month, Apple held its Peek Performance event, during which the company announced the third-generation iPhone SE, featuring 5G capability and Apple’s latest system on a chip (SoC), the A15 Bionic. The iPhone SE is Apple’s budget phone offering, which packs updated internals while adhering to the design of... Read more...
Kaspersky, a cybersecurity and antivirus company, appears in our news coverage fairly often, as the company’s researchers frequently uncover and disclose noteworthy vulnerabilities and malware. Earlier this month, we covered a gas pump hack that called to mind a vulnerability previously discovered by Kaspersky. Before... Read more...
Thousands of satellite modems are said to have been hacked during the onset of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to U.S. intelligence agencies. This information comes after President Biden warned U.S. businesses this past Monday of "evolving intelligence" that Russia is "exploring options" for potential... Read more...
Mobile devices like smartphones have been increasingly employed to help protect people against crises; the close-contact alerts that went out during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic are a prime example. Now, Google is immediately rolling out a feature that will alert and protect Ukrainian Android phone users from... Read more...
As sanctions continue to take a toll on the Russian economy, companies such as PlayStation and Nintendo joined by stopping product sales in the country. Game development companies, such as Behavior Interactive, have also announced the suspension of sales of games in Russia. The situation between Russia and Ukraine... Read more...
Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, sanctions against Russian and Belarusian politicians and oligarchs, as well as Russia at large, have continued to pile up. These sanctions have contributed to an historic currency devaluation in the region, and are causing additional problems for Russia. Many major... Read more...
Drone enthusiasts in Ukraine have volunteered to use their flying skills in an attempt to combat Russians forces. This is a major shift from flying their drones as a hobby, to flying them to save potentially save lives. One retail store in the capital city of Kyiv has emptied its stock, as it has given out some 300... Read more...
Elon Musk has warned that its Starlink satellite-based broadband service could be targeted in Ukraine. In a recent tweet, the billionaire advised those in Ukraine using an earthbound Starlink terminal to use "light camouflauge" to avoid detection. Musk recently sent Twitter into a frenzy when he announced he would... Read more...
As the international community continues to deliver more sanctions against Russia, Apple has decided to stop sales in the country as well. In a statement, the company says it has taken a number of actions in response to the invasion. The crisis between Russia and Ukraine continues to be a major concern and focus... Read more...
One of the many questions surrounding the Russian invasion of Ukraine concerns the fate of the International Space Station (ISS). NASA and the Russian State Space Corporation "Roscosmos” have so far retained their partnership, but it could soon come to an abrupt end. A Russian official recently threatened to drop the... Read more...
The United States and other countries are imposing harsh sanctions on Russia, in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Some of these sanctions target Putin specifically, as well as other Russian and Belarusian politicians and oligarchs. Amidst these sanctions, the Ukrainian vice prime minister has called for... Read more...
As sanctions continue to be implemented against Russia, the Russian ruble has been overtaken by the Robux. If you are not familiar with what a Robux is, it is in-game currency in the popular kid's game, Roblox. The international community has been taking aim on Russia's economy with stiff economic sanctions since... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) delivered a powerful message to Russia as it states it is "very unlikely" the ExoMars program will launch in 2022. The statement was made February 28th in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The ESA was scheduled to try and launch ExoMars, a collaborative mission with... Read more...
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) issued sweeping restrictions last Thursday in regards to exports to Russia in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The restrictions are aimed at severely impeding Russia's access to technologies and includes companies such as Intel, TSMC and AMD. As tensions grow across... Read more...
Elon Musk announced on Twitter Saturday that Starlink Internet service is now active in war torn Ukraine. His response came after Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister, reached out on the social platform asking Musk to assist the country with internet service independent of the country's existing... Read more...
On Wednesday, February 23rd, Russia announced its invasion of Ukraine through a "special military operation." Since then, fighting has continued in Ukraine, and amidst the turmoil, hacking groups in the region and around the world have taken sides, threatening cyberwar against Russia, Ukraine, or the United... Read more...
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