Tag: russia

Facebook will send postcards to verify US election ad buyers

Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the social network will send postcards to verify ……


Cyber attacks reportedly cost the US as much as $109 billion in 2016

Cyber attacks are increasingly becoming a fact of life. North Korea attacked aerospace and telecom networks last year. Olympics officials confirmed a recent attack that took place during the opening ceremonies. While Russia denied its involvem……


US indicts 13 Russian nationals for alleged election tampering

Today, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced that a federal jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals on charges of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to defraud the US. The charges……


White House also blames Russia for NotPetya attacks

The White House has officially joined the UK government in blaming Russia for last year’s NotPetya attacks. Shortly after the UK publicly accused Kremlin of unleashing the wiper worm on various organizations around the globe, particularly in U……


Russia denies UK claim it was behind NotPetya cyberattack

The UK government says that Russia is to blame for the destructive NotPetya cyberattack that scrambled major infrastructure around the world in June 2017, costing firms millions. Foreign Office minister Lord Ahmad said that while the attack ma……


Olympics officials confirm cyberattack during opening ceremony

Officials saw suspicious activity on Olympics systems during the 2018 winter games’ opening ceremony, and now it’s confirmed: it was a cyberattack. PyeongChang organizers have revealed that someone compromised services (including internet and……


NSA sent coded messages through Twitter

Spy agencies have a long history of using public outlets to deliver secret messages, such as numbers stations or cryptic classified ads. Now, however, they’ve adapted to the internet era. Both the New York Times and the Intercept have learne……


YouTube found ‘no interference’ from Russia during Brexit vote

YouTube says that it hasn’t found any evidence of Russian interference during the UK’s Brexit vote in 2016. Members of parliament aren’t satisfied, however, and are asking for the video network to examine clips of Russian origin, not just ads……


Twitter may have forgotten to purge Kremlin Vine accounts

Twitter may be getting better at removing Russian propaganda bots from its service, but that doesn’t mean it’s still not a little bit careless. CNN believes that the company may have purged some offending Twitter accounts, but forgot to check ……


Twitter says 49 Russian accounts tried to sway Brexit voters

UK officials have been pressing Facebook and Twitter to investigate whether Russian-based accounts attempted to influence the 2016 Brexit vote. Previous responses from both platforms were found to be inadequate by the chair of the UK’s digital……