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Russian security firm linked to cybercrime gang

Brian Krebs has been doing what he does best, following a trail of clues scattered across the internet and joining the dots. This week he followed-up on information shared with him by security researcher Ron Guilmette, who uncovered “interesting commonalities” in website registration records, revealing strange links between a Russian security firm called Infocube (also


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bitdefender.com

50 detained as Russia swoops on $45 million banking malware gang

Armed officers wearing balaclavas stormed properties, confiscating computer equipment, forged bank cards and financial documents.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Russia has been using the Duke malware family to spy on other countries since 2008, says F-Secure

The Russian Federation has been in cahoots with a cyberespionage gang tasked with collecting intelligence from foreign governments and affiliated organisations via “smash-and-grab” hacking attacks designed to steal as much data as possible in the shortest period of time.

That’s the accusation made by Finnish security firm F-Secure in a report published today.


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bitdefender.com

Russia blamed for hacking Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff email system

Could this latest attack be another salvo in Operation Pawn Storm?

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Trojanised TrueCrypt serves up malware to Russian-speaking targets

A Russian language version of TrueCrypt contains a secret backdoor trojan, researchers discover.

However, because it was careful to pick and choose who was targeted, the malware distribution has gone unnoticed for a long time.


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You’re right to be skeptical over Sunday Times Snowden story

The Sunday Times published an alarming story in the UK this weekend, suggesting that the lives of British and American spies have been put at risk after Russian and Chinese authorities gained access to over a million documents taken by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

But should we trust it?


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Five reasons the MI6 story is a lie

Former ambassador and human rights activist Craig Murray doesn’t believe the story published this weekend in the Sunday Times.


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TV5Monde attack proves hacking attribution is very difficult

It’s “Islamic State hackers”. It’s “Kremlin-backed hackers”.

Oh please make up your mind…


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bitdefender.com

Nazi-loving Android malware suspects arrested in Russia

The Svpeng Android trojan horse used a variety of techniques to steal money from online banking customers.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Russian government hacked the White House, claims report

CNN is claiming that hackers, backed by the Russian government, have hacked into parts of the White House computer system.


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Kaspersky hit by new below-the-belt sauna spy attack in the Wall Street Journal

Is it me, or is the WSJ deliberately misrepresenting Kaspersky’s denial to sow the seeds of doubt in conspiracy theorists’ minds?


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Kaspersky accused of having close ties to sauna-loving Russian spies

Bloomberg claims that Russian anti-virus expert Eugene Kaspersky has close ties to the Kremlin.

What’s more, claims are made that they are meeting up in the sauna…


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welivesecurity.com

Sexy Russian scammers would love to break your heart this Valentine’s Day

That message you received from a sexy Russian lady calling you Mr Dependable? Sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s too good to be true.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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tripwire.com

It starts with an email… How a hacking gang has stolen $17 million from banks and retailers since 2013

The activities of the Russian Anunak hacking group are explored in a newly-released report.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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welivesecurity.com

White House hit by “sustained” cyber attack, hackers breach unclassified network

IT security staff have spent the last few weeks fighting hackers in the White House, after a computer network was breached.

But can we tell who was behind the attack?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Are Americans less intelligent than Russians? Trend Micro security chief says yes

Are Americans dumber than Russians?

Wait. You don’t have to rush to answer that, because a computer security company has done the hard work for you, and come to a definitive conclusion.


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