A trio of wealthy Russians made an enemy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now they’re all dead.

The Wall Street Journal just came out with a rather chilling tale.   "Nikolai Glushkov—found strangled to death with a dog leash in March—had been the last survivor of three men, once ...
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[Heads-up] Now In The Wild: New Super Evil Rootkit Survives Even "Nuke From Orbit" And HD Swap

This thing is a nightmare that escaped into daylight. The Russian GRU—aka Fancy Bear—probably was riveted reading the Wikileaks CIA Vault 7 UEFI Rootkit docs (PDF) and built one of these ...
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When Russian InfoSec White Hats Go Black

This latest story about one specific cybercriminal group shows how even the most trusted of white-hats can give in to the lure of financial profit, following Evgeniy Bogachev who retired ...
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[Heads-up] Russian Hackers Widen Their Cyber Attacks Again With Spear Phishing Political Targets

The GRU, the Russian military intelligence spy agency which was responsible for the 2016 election cyber attacks, is at it again and are now targeting the U.S. Senate and conservative ...
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Don't Underestimate The Economic Side of Russia's Cyber Warfare

I just ran into an excellent article by Boris Zilberman, deputy director of congressional relations and a Russia analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. It was posted at The ...
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What Is The Reason Why The Ransomware Threat Is Not Going Away Any Time Soon?

It's KnowBe4's general policy to not mix business with politics or religion. However, sometimes geopolitics—which focuses on political power in relation to geographic space—is the only ...
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So, How Did Russia Succeed In Hacking Our Energy Systems?

The nightmare scenario is the grid going down and we're all pushed back a 100 years (electricity started around 1880 but only became common in the 1930s). James Conca wrote in Forbes: ...
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Cyberheists Linked to Russian Hackers Targets Banks From Moscow to Utah

A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm ...
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Cyber Warfare in 140 Characters: Social Media Weaponized

David Patriakos's new book about cyber warfare is a fascinating read. From the back cover: "Modern warfare is a war of narratives, where bullets are fired both physically and virtually. ...
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Baffling FBI silence about Russian phishing attacks on US officials

WASHINGTON – The Associated Press revealed a baffling FBI silence about spear phishing attacks by Russian hackers on US officials like the former head of cybersecurity for the U.S. Air ...
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Something funny happened on the way to repealing Net Neutrality rules...

Sorry to interrupt your Thanksgiving, but this one has had me laughing all afternoon. You might have seen the news that the Trump-era FCC is planning to repeal the Net Neutrality rules ...
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NATO to Increase Cyber Weaponry to Combat Russia

NATO members agreed Wednesday to increase the use of cyber weaponry and tactics during military operations, with the alliance also upgrading other capabilities to combat a resurgent ...
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CIA Director Brennan: "Russia's Cyber Capability Increasingly Sophisticated And Not Bound By Law"

I was at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit at National Harbor, in DC this week. One of the keynotes was by CIA Director George Brennan, who was sworn in as director of the ...
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Vladimir Putin Approves Of Patriotic Russian Hackers

The WSJ just posted a very interesting article by Nathan Hodge confirming what we have been saying here for the last few years. Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested in St Petersburg ...
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How Hacking Became Russia’s Weapon of Choice

A study by the World Bank stated that Russia boasts more than 1 million software specialists involved in research and development. Russian illegal cyber warriors are among the most ...
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Russia Arrests Kaspersky Exec and FSB Spook

Russian authorities have arrested Sergei Mikhailov, deputy chief at the FSB's Information Security Center (CDC), and Kaspersky exec Ruslan Stoyanov on charges of treason. Mikhailov has ...
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The Who Behind The Why Of Relentless Phishing And Ransomware Attacks

Why are organizations in the West subjected to relentless phishing and ransomware attacks? We need to go back in history for a bit to understand what caused this, and determine how we can ...
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Russia Hacking America Started With Phishing Attacks

As one of his last actions in office, President Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats spies in retaliation for Russia interfering with the U.S. election process, after intelligence agencies ...
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