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Russian hackers targeted Obama's aides as early as 2007, and attempts continue, report says

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Russia’s preeminent cyber espionage group, known as APT28 or Fancy Bear, heavily targeted former U.S. President Barack Obama’s staff while they campaigned for office in 2008, according to newly published research by U.S.-based cybersecurity firm Area 1 Security.

U.S. intel officials slam Kaspersky while CEO calls fears of Russian influence 'unfounded conspiracy theories'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

"Sometimes people are suspicious because of all the hype about Russia and Russians, that makes our lives harder," Eugene Kaspersky said.

Researchers link Macron hack to APT28 with 'moderate confidence'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

"Flashpoint’s hypothesis [is] that the Macron leak was undertaken by Fancy Bear."

Russia-linked hackers impersonate NATO in attempt to hack Romanian government

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

An elite hacking group linked to the Russian government masqueraded as a NATO representative to send a barrage of phishing emails to diplomatic organizations in Europe, including Romania’s Foreign Ministry of Affairs, documents show.

Cyber Command head: We are not prepared to counter info operations

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

U.S. Cyber Command is not “optimized” today to combat information operations orchestrated by foreign powers, said NSA Director and U.S. Cyber Command head Michael Rogers during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday. “It right now is not in our defined set of responsibilities per say,” Rogers told lawmakers. “I would be the first to admit that [information warfare] is not what our workforce is optimized for …we are certainly not where we need to be.”

U.S. sends diplomats into info battles unarmed, experts say

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

In the fight against Russian misinformation campaigns, U.S. diplomats are hamstrung by outdated laws and rules, and they are technologically ill-equipped for battle, a State Department advisory panel was told Tuesday.

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