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cyber warfare

What is cyber warfare?
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Security

What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats posed
20 May 2022
Microsoft says it's provided over $100 million in tech support to Ukrainian government
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Microsoft says it's provided over $100 million in tech support to Ukrainian government

The company says its tech platforms will be instrumental to creating Nuremberg-style trials after the war
20 May 2022
Ukraine's vigilante IT army now has a DDoS bot to automate attacks against Russia
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Ukraine's vigilante IT army now has a DDoS bot to automate attacks against Russia

The 270,000-strong IT Army of Ukraine will now combine supporters' cloud infrastructure to strengthen the daily attacks against their invaders
19 May 2022
Google Russia files for bankruptcy, ends operations in the country
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Google Russia files for bankruptcy, ends operations in the country

The asset seizure by Russian authorities has made it impossible for the company to pay employees or suppliers
19 May 2022
Five Eyes and US governments finally confirm Russia was behind Ukrainian government, Viasat cyber attacks
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Five Eyes and US governments finally confirm Russia was behind Ukrainian government, Viasat cyber attacks

NCSC detailed the government-level attribution process at CYBERUK 2022 and why it took so much longer to assign blame compared to the private sector
10 May 2022
National security leaders fear Ukraine conflict could inform a 'blueprint' for cyber war
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National security leaders fear Ukraine conflict could inform a 'blueprint' for cyber war

Learning from the successes and failures of the ongoing conflict could help foreign adversaries carry out more effective cyber attacks in the future, …
10 May 2022
Five Eyes nations warn against impending Russian cyber attacks
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Five Eyes nations warn against impending Russian cyber attacks

Eight hacking groups have reportedly pledged allegiance to the Russian government, according to latest findings from the US, Australian, Canadian, New…
21 Apr 2022
Microsoft uses sinkhole to thwart Russian state-backed Fancy Bear attacks
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Microsoft uses sinkhole to thwart Russian state-backed Fancy Bear attacks

Also known as APT28 or Strontium, Fancy Bear is one of the most active APT groups in the world
8 Apr 2022
Should your business worry about Russian cyber attacks?
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Should your business worry about Russian cyber attacks?

What is the real Russian cyber security threat facing UK businesses, and how can organisations protect themselves?
7 Apr 2022
No 10 urges gov and businesses to “act as one” against Russian cyber attacks
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No 10 urges gov and businesses to “act as one” against Russian cyber attacks

No 10 Chief of Staff, Steve Barclay warned of a “heightened risk of hostile cyber activity” coming from Russian hackers
6 Apr 2022
Is Kaspersky still safe to use?
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Is Kaspersky still safe to use?

Western nations have, once again, warned against using the Russian cyber security firm's products, but how reasonable are their claims?
1 Apr 2022
Australian gov promises new cyber capabilities despite “massive skills shortage”
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Australian gov promises new cyber capabilities despite “massive skills shortage”

The country is investing $9.9 billion to triple its offensive cyber capabilities and double its cyber hunt and response activities
31 Mar 2022
NCSC warns businesses against using Kaspersky products
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NCSC warns businesses against using Kaspersky products

Critical infrastructure companies, as well as organisations aiding Ukraine or criticising the Russian government, are at the highest risk of being com…
30 Mar 2022
Kaspersky declared threat to US national security
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Kaspersky declared threat to US national security

Kaspersky was added to the FCC's blacklist alongside China Mobile International and China Telecom
28 Mar 2022
UK, US uncover Russia's role in cyber campaigns against critical infrastructure facilities
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UK, US uncover Russia's role in cyber campaigns against critical infrastructure facilities

The revelations come as the US indicts four members of the Russian government for leading two separate historical attacks
25 Mar 2022
Biden urges US businesses to prepare for Russian cyber attacks
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Biden urges US businesses to prepare for Russian cyber attacks

The president has urged critical infrastructure owners to accelerate efforts to lock their digital doors
22 Mar 2022
Ukraine given access to Clearview AI's controversial facial recognition tech
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Ukraine given access to Clearview AI's controversial facial recognition tech

The tech will be used to recognise Russian soldiers, tackle misinformation, and identify the deceased
14 Mar 2022
US law passed forcing companies to report cyber attacks, ransomware payments
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US law passed forcing companies to report cyber attacks, ransomware payments

Operators of critical infrastructure will face a subpoena for failing to report cyber incidents
14 Mar 2022
Stifling Russian disinformation through hacktivism 'having the opposite effect'
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Stifling Russian disinformation through hacktivism 'having the opposite effect'

Cyber security experts discuss the effect of hacktivist efforts in the region and why it may not be the right way of approaching conflict resolution
9 Mar 2022
Google uncovers Russian phishing campaign targeting Ukrainian news provider
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Google uncovers Russian phishing campaign targeting Ukrainian news provider

The tech giant has also recorded repeated DDoS attempts against the Ukrainian government
8 Mar 2022
Microsoft suspends sales in Russia amid mass tech boycott
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Microsoft suspends sales in Russia amid mass tech boycott

Russia is also limiting its citizens’ access to apps that are in any way supporting Ukraine
7 Mar 2022
Anonymous hijacks Russian broadcasts with footage of Ukraine war
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Anonymous hijacks Russian broadcasts with footage of Ukraine war

The hacking group said it managed to manipulate the broadcasts of three major Russian state-backed media organisations
7 Mar 2022
Anonymous hacks website of Russian Space Research Institute
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Anonymous hacks website of Russian Space Research Institute

Russia’s lunar missions files were obtained through a brute-force attack on a private service hosted by Roscosmos
4 Mar 2022