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Cybersecurity & Co: Petya targeted Ukraine’s gov’t, finance and energy sectors

Alexander Litreev is a cybersecurity specialist, web developer, and businessman from St Petersburg, Russia. By media, however, he is better known as a liberal...

Industroyer, aka CrashOverride, second known industrial sabotage malware

In December 2016, an area in the northern part of Kiev was blacked out as the result of a cyberattack. Whereas Stuxnet destroyed uranium...

“Doubleswitch” attack prevents restoring hijacked SM accounts

Security research group Access Now has detected a new technique making standard access recovery procedure useless. The attack was spotted in Venezuela, where journalist...

Russian activists go on abusing blocking mechanisms

On June 4, some users from Russia were unable to connect with Telegram servers and dozens of websites such as the country’s most popular...

Woman, 25, arrested for leaking NSA’s top-secret document

Reality Leigh Winner, a 25-year-old NSA’s contractor with Pluribus International, was arrested on June 3 for leaking a top-secret file to an unspecified “news...

Suspicious US visitors to convey SM ids, emails, and 15 years’ bio

The new form released by the US Department of State features extra questions to those visa applicants who could pose a threat to the...

Putin: Patriotic Russians may be involved in hacking

Speaking at the St Petersburg economic forum, Putin claimed there was no concrete evidence for US intelligence agencies’ allegations of Russian hacking, and said...

Czech court deciding whether to extradite Russian hacker to US or home

Russian citizen Yevgeniy Nikulin is accused by the FBI of hacking LinkedIn, Formspring, and Dropbox. As we wrote earlier this month, he was arrested...

Telegram’s CEO Pavel Durov attacked by government-backed hackers

Pavel Durov, the founder and CEO of Telegram, received a notification from Gmail according to which government-backed attackers may be trying to steal his...

Wikileaks revealed alleged CIA’s tools Athena and Hera

Vault 7 dump looks extra large: we still don’t know when hacking tools are going to be over. Today, Wikileaks has announced two more...

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