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US charges seven Russian intelligence officers linked to global cyber hack of doping agencies and other organisations

US charges seven Russian intelligence officers linked to global cyber hack of doping agencies and other organisationsThe US Department of Justice has charged seven Russian military intelligence officers with hacking anti-doping agencies and other organisations. An indictment announced in Washington on Thursday said Russia’s military intelligence agency, known as the GRU, targeted the hacking victims because they had publicly supported a ban on Russian athletes in international sports competitions and because they had condemned Russia’s state-sponsored athlete doping program. Prosecutors said the Russians also targeted a Pennsylvania-based nuclear energy company and an international organisation that was investigating chemical weapons in Syria and the poisoning of a former GRU officer.



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White House pledges to step up cyber offence on hackers

White House pledges to step up cyber offence on hackersThe White House warned foreign hackers on Thursday it will increase offensive measures as part of a new national cyber security strategy. The move comes as U.S. intelligence officials expect a flurry of digital attacks ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections. The strategy provides federal agencies with new guidance for how to protect themselves and the private data of Americans, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton told reporters.



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Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016

Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016Michael Daniel, Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016.



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Obama cyber chief: Iran may ramp up cyberattacks after Trump ditched nuclear deal

Obama cyber chief: Iran may ramp up cyberattacks after Trump ditched nuclear deal“I think we should expect to see an increase in Iranian cyberactivity against us,” said Michael Daniel, the former White House cyber coordinator, in an interview on the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery."



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UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia if infrastructure targeted – Sunday Times

UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia if infrastructure targeted - Sunday TimesBritain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources. Britain’s relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England, prompting mass expulsions of diplomats. Russia has denied involvement, and on Saturday also condemned strikes against Syria by Western powers, which Britain took part in.



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U.S. officials: Russia behind cyber attacks on power plants

U.S. officials: Russia behind cyber attacks on power plantsU.S. officials discuss Russia’s role behind the cyber attacks on power plants, and how they have been targeting U.S. networks since 2016.



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U.S. blames Russia for crippling 2017 'NotPetya' cyber attack

U.S. blames Russia for crippling 2017 'NotPetya' cyber attackThe United States on Thursday publicly blamed Russia for carrying out the so-called NotPetya cyber attack last year that crippled government and business computers in Ukraine before spreading around the world. The statement by the White House came hours after the British government attributed the attack to Russia, a conclusion already reached and made public by many private sector cyber security experts. The attack in June of 2017 “spread worldwide, causing billions of dollars in damage across Europe, Asia and the Americas,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.



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Watch out for cyber scams this tax season

Watch out for cyber scams this tax seasonToday is the first day that Americans can file their tax returns for 2017, and this year, security experts are urging all of us to file as soon as possible—before thieves do.



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2 students arrested for cyber bullying in connection with suicide of 12-year-old girl

2 students arrested for cyber bullying in connection with suicide of 12-year-old girlSchool officials and parents in Florida are grappling with the suicide of a 12-year old student who was cyber-bullied.



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