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Microsoft Says Russia Tried to Hack Three 2018 Midterm Election Candidates

Microsoft Says Russia Tried to Hack Three 2018 Midterm Election Candidates
July 19, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft said it detected and helped the US government to block Russian hacking attempts against at least three congressional candidates ...

12 Russian Intelligence Agents Indicted For Hacking DNC Emails

12 Russian Intelligence Agents Indicted For Hacking DNC Emails
July 14, 2018Mohit Kumar
The US Justice Department has announced criminal indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officers tied to the hack of the Democratic N...

Hackers Who Hit Winter Olympics 2018 Are Still Alive and Kicking

Hackers Who Hit Winter Olympics 2018 Are Still Alive and Kicking
June 19, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Remember the ' Olympic Destroyer ' cyber attack? The group behind it is still alive, kicking and has now been found targeting b...

Yahoo Hacker linked to Russian Intelligence Gets 5 Years in U.S. Prison

Yahoo Hacker linked to Russian Intelligence Gets 5 Years in U.S. Prison
May 29, 2018Mohit Kumar
A 23-year-old Canadian man, who pleaded guilty last year for his role in helping Russian government spies hack into email accounts of Ya...

Russian Hacker Who Allegedly Hacked LinkedIn and Dropbox Extradited to US

Russian Hacker Who Allegedly Hacked LinkedIn and Dropbox Extradited to US
March 30, 2018Mohit Kumar
A Russian man accused of hacking LinkedIn , Dropbox , and Formspring in 2012 and possibly compromising personal details of over 100 milli...

Leader of Hacking Group Who Stole $1 Billion From Banks Arrested In Spain

Leader of Hacking Group Who Stole $1 Billion From Banks Arrested In Spain
March 26, 2018Wang Wei
Spanish Police has arrested the alleged leader of an organised Russian cybercrime gang behind the Carbanak and Cobalt malware attacks, wh...

Leaked NSA Dump Also Contains Tools Agency Used to Track Other Hackers

Leaked NSA Dump Also Contains Tools Agency Used to Track Other Hackers
March 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A years ago when the mysterious hacking group ' The Shadow Brokers ' dumped a massive trove of sensitive data stolen from the US ...

CEO of Major UK-Based Cryptocurrency Exchange Kidnapped in Ukraine

CEO of Major UK-Based Cryptocurrency Exchange Kidnapped in Ukraine
December 27, 2017Mohit Kumar
Pavel Lerner , a prominent Russian blockchain expert and known managing director of one of the major crypto-exchanges EXMO, has allegedly...

Kaspersky Lab Sues U.S. Government Over Software Ban

Kaspersky Lab Sues U.S. Government Over Software Ban
December 18, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab has taken the United States government to a U.S. federal court for its decision to ban the...

Here's the NSA Employee Who Kept Top Secret Documents at Home

Here's the NSA Employee Who Kept Top Secret Documents at Home
December 01, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A former employee—who worked for an elite hacking group operated by the U.S. National Security Agency—pleaded guilty on Friday to illegal...

After 27-Year Sentence, Russian Hacker Faces Another 14 Years in Prison

After 27-Year Sentence, Russian Hacker Faces Another 14 Years in Prison
December 01, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Roman Valerevich Seleznev , the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker who's already facing a 27-year prison sentence in the United Stat...

Russian 'Fancy Bear' Hackers Using (Unpatched) Microsoft Office DDE Exploit

Russian 'Fancy Bear' Hackers Using (Unpatched) Microsoft Office DDE Exploit
November 08, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Cybercriminals, including state-sponsored hackers, have started actively exploiting a newly discovered Microsoft Office vulnerability th...

US Identifies 6 Russian Government Officials Involved In DNC Hack

US Identifies 6 Russian Government Officials Involved In DNC Hack
November 02, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The United States Department of Justice has reportedly gathered enough evidence to charge at least six Russian government officials for a...

Bad Rabbit: New Ransomware Attack Rapidly Spreading Across Europe

Bad Rabbit: New Ransomware Attack Rapidly Spreading Across Europe
October 24, 2017Mohit Kumar
A new widespread ransomware attack is spreading like wildfire around Europe and has already affected over 200 major organisations, primar...

Ukraine Police Warns of New NotPetya-Style Large Scale CyberAttack

Ukraine Police Warns of New NotPetya-Style Large Scale CyberAttack
October 13, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Remember NotPetya ? The Ransomware that shut down thousands of businesses, organisations and banks in Ukraine as well as different par...

Greek Court Approves US Extradition of BTC-e Operator In $4 Billion Money Laundering Case

Greek Court Approves US Extradition of BTC-e Operator In $4 Billion Money Laundering Case
October 05, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A Greek court has approved the U.S. extradition of a 38-year-old Russian national accused of laundering more than $4 billion in bitcoin f...

Spanish Court Agrees to Extradite Russian Spam King to the United States

Spanish Court Agrees to Extradite Russian Spam King to the United States
October 04, 2017Mohit Kumar
Spain's National Court ruled on Tuesday to extradite a 36-year-old Russian computer programmer, accused by American authorities of ma...

Dragonfly 2.0: Hacking Group Infiltrated European and US Power Facilities

Dragonfly 2.0: Hacking Group Infiltrated European and US Power Facilities
September 07, 2017Mohit Kumar
The notorious hacking group that has been in operation since at least 2011 has re-emerged and is still interested in targeting the United...

Hacker Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Spreading Linux Malware

Hacker Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Spreading Linux Malware
August 03, 2017Wang Wei
A Russian man accused of infecting tens of thousands of computer servers worldwide to generate millions in fraudulent payments has been i...

Russian Financial Cybercriminal Gets Over 9 Years In U.S. Prison

Russian Financial Cybercriminal Gets Over 9 Years In U.S. Prison
July 11, 2017Wang Wei
A 29-year-old Russian-born, Los Angeles resident has been sentenced to over nine years in prison for running botnets of half a million co...