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By Securities Docket on February 27, 2019, 9:59 am
A Russian military court convicted a former senior counterintelligence officer and a cybersecurity firm executive of treason Tuesday, concluding a case that initially aroused speculation of a manufactured effort to punish the source of leaks about Russian campaign hacking. Moscow’s District Military Court heard several months of evidence and arguments behind closed doors before delivering […]
By Securities Docket on May 1, 2018, 7:21 am
They were even more surprised when they asked the F.S.B. agent why the Russians were devoting such resources to the blockchain standards. “Look, the internet belongs to the Americans — but blockchain will belong to us,” he said, according to one delegate who was there. The Russian added that two other members of his country’s […]
By Securities Docket on March 15, 2017, 1:34 pm
Federal prosecutors announced charges against four men, including two Russian intelligence agents, on Wednesday for their roles in a conspiracy that led to the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, one of the largest known data breaches. The four men together face 47 criminal charges, including conspiracy, computer fraud, economic espionage, theft of trade […]
By Securities Docket on January 4, 2017, 9:42 am
In my recent article entitled, “Someone Has Hacked the U.S. Electricity Grid, Round Up the Usual Suspects . . .” This third article about the Russians and hacking addresses the Washington Post’s recent fake news story about a Russians cyber-attack of the U.S. energy grid, which the Washington Post has now fully reversed and retracted.
By Securities Docket on January 3, 2017, 9:51 am
Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers. The Burlington Electric Department, one of Vermont’s two largest electric utilities, confirmed Friday it had found on one of its laptops […]
By Securities Docket on January 2, 2017, 12:45 pm
In my recent article entitled, “Why Donald Trump is Spot-on About the Russians and the Election,” I was inspired by the surprising level of misinformation being spread about the Russians and the Election — I wanted to take an objective, detailed, comprehensive and scientific analysis of the facts, so intelligent readers could rise above all of the noise.
By Securities Docket on January 2, 2017, 9:44 am
President-elect Donald Trump has recently questioned: 1) President Obama’s finger pointing at the Russians for election-related cyberattacks; and 2) the current media and pundit frenzy alleging a Russian cyber-strike targeting Secretary Hillary Clinton in order to insure a Trump presidency. President-elect Trump plans to press U.S. intelligence agencies to defend their conclusions, stating, Having worked […]
By Securities Docket on December 15, 2016, 2:56 pm
No one truly knows the identity of the perpetrators of any of the purported election-related hacks, including the 17 agencies signing off on the Statement. The Statement, recklessly seized upon by some journalists, pundits and politicians, said the hacks “. . . are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures […]
By Securities Docket on May 6, 2016, 7:50 am
Hundreds of millions of hacked user names and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters. The discovery of 272.3 million stolen accounts included a majority of users of Mail.ru, Russia’s most popular email service, and smaller fractions of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft email […]
By Securities Docket on August 8, 2014, 9:54 am
In what appears to be the biggest data breach ever, a Russian gang reportedly has stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords and more than 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites. via Record-breaking data breach by Russian gang highlights widespread security flaws — Mercury News
By Securities Docket on June 10, 2014, 7:50 am
A pair of recent international cybercrime cases out of Pittsburgh—one against an organized conspiracy based in Russia and another against a hacking unit of the Chinese military—have been heralded as groundbreaking and likely forecast a focus on that kind of prosecution. via Pittsburgh Is Fertile Ground for Prosecution of Cybercrime Cases | The Legal Intelligencer.