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U.S. Government Warns Companies of Potential Russian Cyber Attacks

U.S. Government Warns Companies of Potential Russian Cyber Attacks

March 22, 2022Ravie Lakshmanan
The U.S. government on Monday once again cautioned of potential cyber attacks from Russia in retaliation for  economic sanctions  imposed by the west on the country following its  military assault on Ukraine  last month. "It's part of Russia's playbook," U.S. President Joe Biden  said  in a  statement , citing "evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options." The development comes as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned of "possible threats" to U.S. and international satellite communication (SATCOM) networks in the wake of a cyber attack targeting  Viasat KA-SAT network , used extensively by the Ukrainian military, roughly around the time when Russian armed forces invaded Ukraine on February 24. "Successful intrusions into SATCOM networks could create risk in SATCOM network providers' customer environments," the agencies  said . T
Adobe Suspends Accounts for All Venezuela Users Citing U.S. Sanctions

Adobe Suspends Accounts for All Venezuela Users Citing U.S. Sanctions

October 08, 2019Swati Khandelwal
I have really bad news for Adobe customers in Venezuela… California-based software company Adobe on Monday announced to soon ban accounts and cancel the subscriptions for all of its customers in Venezuela in order to comply with economic sanctions that the United States imposed on the Latin American country. The Trump administration issued an executive order on 5th August 2019, targeting the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro for allegedly usurping the presidency and violating the human rights of the country's citizens. The Presidential Executive Order 13884 has been designed to block American companies and individuals from conducting virtually all trade with Venezuela. As a result, Adobe has now decided to deactivate all accounts in the country, leaving thousands of users and companies without access to the company's graphics and multimedia software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Reader, Adobe After Effects, Lightroom, and Flash Player. "The
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