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Russian hacker pleads guilty for role in massive botnet schemes

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

“For over two decades, Peter Levashov operated botnets which enabled him to harvest personal information from infected computers, disseminate spam, and distribute malware used to facilitate multiple scams,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said.

U.S. extradites Russian accused in hack of JPMorgan Chase

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

Andrei Tyurin's successful extradition is major milestone in an investigation spanning four years.

'Cobalt Group' launches new campaign against banks in Romania, Russia

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

An infamous hacking group is back to aggressively targeting banks less than a month after the Justice Department announced the arrest of three of its high-level members, according to new research.

Facebook, Twitter remove hundreds of accounts tied to 'coordinated influence' campaign

by Greg Otto • 1 month ago

Facebook announced it had removed 652 pages, groups and accounts for what the company calls "coordinated inauthentic behavior."

Microsoft: Russians targeted conservative think tanks, U.S. Senate

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The tech giant last week executed a court order and shut down six internet domains set up by the Kremlin-linked hacking group known as Fancy Bear.

Ukrainian president warns of Russian meddling in next year's election

by Ryan Duffy • 1 month ago

Petro Poroshenko has taken an anti-Russian line while embracing the West, making his ouster at the polls – or through other means – a goal for Moscow.