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Hackers with Russian Ties Hit 3 E. European Companies: Cyber Security Firm

Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning destructive cyber attacks, a software security firm said on Wednesday. A report by researchers at Slovakia-based ESET did not attribute …

Russia’s Military Has Led Campaign of Cyber Attacks Across Globe, Says UK

Russia’s military intelligence service has led a campaign of “indiscriminate and reckless cyber attacks targeting political institutions, businesses, media and sport,” the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre said in a statement. Under names including Fancy Bear, Pawnstorm and Tsar Team, …

Russian Hackers Planning ‘Massive Strike’ Against Ukraine: Cyber Police Chief

Hackers from Russia are infecting Ukrainian companies with malicious software to create “back doors” for a large, coordinated attack, Ukraine’s cyber police chief told Reuters on Tuesday. The hackers are targeting companies, including banks and energy infrastructure firms, in a …

FBI Urges Rebooting, Upgrading Office, Home Routers After Russian Hacking

The FBI warned on Friday that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic. The U.S. law enforcement agency urged the owners of many brands …

German Government Marshals Defenses Against Powerful Cyber Attack

Germany’s government was marshaling its defenses on Thursday against a powerful cyber attack that lawmakers said had breached the foreign ministry’s computer network and whose origins officials admitted were still unclear. The head of a parliamentary oversight panel said the …

U.S. Warns of Hacker Attacks on Energy, Aviation, Manufacturing Industries

The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security …

Russia-Backed Hackers Suspected in Cyber Attacks of Baltic Energy Networks

Suspected Russia-backed hackers have launched exploratory cyber attacks against the energy networks of the Baltic states, sources said, raising security concerns inside the West’s main military alliance, NATO. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, all members of NATO and the European Union, …

Ukraine Blames Russian Hackers for Attacks on Power Grid, Financial System

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russian hackers of targeting its power grid, financial system and other infrastructure with a new type of virus that attacks industrial processes, the latest in a series of cyber offensives against the country. Oleksandr Tkachuk, Ukraine’s …

Russian Cyberthief Pleads Guilty in $1.6M Heist of Broadway, Yankee Tickets

A Russian ringleader of a group that fraudulently bought some of the hottest tickets in music, sports and theater by sneaking into StubHub users’ accounts pleaded guilty this week in a scheme involving over $1 million worth of tickets. Vadim …

Islamic Militants Could Target Nuclear Industry, Security Experts Warn

Meter-thick concrete walls and 1950s-style analog control rooms help protect nuclear plants from bomb attacks and computer hackers, but Islamist militants are turning their attention to the atomic industry’s weak spots, security experts say. Concerns about nuclear terrorism rose after …