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Why Windows hack is being blamed on Russia-linked group

November 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Terry Myerson said Strontium was exploiting the bug to infect PCs in order to get access to potentially sensitive data. Strontium is also known as APT28 and Fancy Bear, and has previously been blamed for attacking a French TV network and the US Democratic Party. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37847070

Russian Hacks Show Cybersecurity Limits

November 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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To break into William Rinehart’s email account, hackers used old-fashioned trickery rather than a sophisticated cyberattack. On March 22, Mr. Rinehart opened an email that appeared to be from Google, telling him that someone was trying to access his account from Ukraine. The email urged him to change his password immediately. Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-hacks-show-cybersecurity-limits-1478031535

Russian indicted over LinkedIn and Dropbox mega-breaches

October 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Russian citizen has been arrested in the Czech Republic and indicted in connection with massive breaches: the 2012 attack on LinkedIn and the subsequent attack on Dropbox. Read more: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/10/24/russian-indicted-over-linkedin-and-dropbox-mega-breaches/

Russian site ‘hit by huge data breach’

September 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Login names and passwords for more than 98 million users of the Russian Rambler.ru email service have reportedly been stolen and put online. The data included email addresses and passwords that had been stored without any protection, a security firm said. Leaked Source said the massive cache of credentials dated from 2012 but had only […]

Russia cyber attack: Large hack ‘hits government’

August 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A “professional” cyber attack has hit Russian government bodies, the country’s intelligence service says. A “cyber-spying virus” was found in the networks of about 20 organisations, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said. The report comes as Russia stands accused over data breaches involving the Democratic Party in the US. The Russian government has denied involvement […]

Russia ‘hacked Democrats data on Trump’ says US

June 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Russian government hackers breached Democratic National Committee computers to obtain opposition research on Republican Donald Trump, say officials. The DNC’s computer network was infiltrated in a “serious” incident, said chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. A cyber security firm has been hired to help, she said, to “kick out the intruders and secure our network”. Russia has […]

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