Internet Traffic Hijack Disrupts and Redirects Google to China and Russia

An internet redirect hijack that rerouted traffic through Russia and China disrupted multiple Google services, including cloud-hosting and searches, on Monday. According to independent analysis, the cause of the issue was a redirect of traffic through Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Russia, China and Nigeria.…

Hackers Steal and Sell Private Messages of Over 81,000 Facebook User Accounts

A BBC investigation has revealed that hackers stole the private messages belonging to over 81,000 Facebook accounts to then sell them for 10 cents per account. The investigation began when the BBC spotted an ad on a web forum, offering to sell access to Facebook…

China Ahead of Russia as the ‘Biggest State Sponsor’ of Cyberattacks on the West

China has overtaken Russia as the biggest state sponsor of cyber-attacks targeting the West, according to a report from one of the world’s biggest cybersecurity firms. Cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike has claimed China is now ahead of Russia as the biggest state-sponsor of cyberattacks targeting firms,…

Microsoft Spots Russian Hacking Attempts Targeting U.S. Midterm Elections

Tech giant Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new attempts by Russian state-sponsored hacking targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. In a report scheduled to be released on Tuesday, Microsoft Corp said that a hacking group directly sponsored by the Russian…

Russian Hackers Have Breached US Power Stations: Wall Street Journal

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has claimed that Russian hackers have breached the control rooms of multiple U.S. power suppliers via remote access. Over “hundreds of victims” have been affected by a ‘giant and long-running’ hacking campaign instigated by Russian hackers who have gained…

US Dep. Attorney General indicts 12 Russian Spies of Hacking 2016 Elections

The US deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, has indicted 12 Russian spies for hacking and leaking the emails of senior Democrats during the 2016 presidential election campaign, days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In what represents his first charges against…

Cyber Wars: UK Considers Retaliatory Cyberattack if Targeted by Russia

The British government is reportedly considering launching a cyber attack against Russia, in retaliation, if Russia launched strikes against the UK’s national infrastructure. At a time when diplomatic relations between Russia and Britain are at near a complete breakdown following a nerve gas attack on…

Russian State-Sponsored Hackers Target the US Senate: Researchers

The suspected Russian hackers behind the breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is now targeting the US Senate, according to new research from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro. According to findings from Trend Micro, the Russian state-linked hacking group known as “Fancy Bear” has been…

UK Cybersecurity Chief Blames Russia for Cyberattacks

The head of the UK GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has accused Russia of staging attacks across multiple sectors. Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the NCSC, was speaking at The Times Tech Summit when he stated Russia is looking to “undermine the international system”…

Secret Obama-Initiated US Program Targets Cyberstrikes against Russia

 A new report has claimed that former President Barack Obama approved the use of cyber weaponry against Russia in retaliation to the latter’s cyberattack that severely disrupted the Democratic Party in 2016. According to a report by the Washington Post, former President Obama and his…

Putin Says ‘Patriotic” Russian Hackers Could Be Behind Cyberattacks

Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that Russians with “patriotic leanings” could be behind cyberattacks which Russia has frequently been accused of. Russian hackers have frequently been accused of compromising targets in the West, particularly fielding allegations of having helped Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump…