Articles Tagged: Russia

Russia Threatening Nuclear Standoff In Europe?

Russia has vowed to take countermeasures against the Pentagon’s decision to station new nuclear weapons inside Germany’s territory, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow Wednesday. The U.S. move, which Peskov claims will build tensions and create imbalance inside Europe, comes amid building animosity between Russian and the U.S.-led West over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine and its military’s continual probing of Europe’s skies and international waters.

Russian satellites to be launched into space on board Satan

Space company Kosmotras and Russian startups Yaliny signed an agreement to launch satellites on board “Dnepr” conversion rocket that is known as “Satan” under NATO classification, Pravda.Ru reports with reference to TASS. Yaliny plans to build a group of satellites in orbit to provide global access to the Internet. The satellites are said to provide a relatively inexpensive access to the Internet, as well as voice transmission services.

Russia: 7-year cyberwar against Nato, EU and US by Kremlin-sponsored hackers The Dukes exposed

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a state-sponsored Russian hacking group named “The Dukes” that has allegedly carried out attacks against foreign governments and organisations over a seven year period. A new report, published by Finland-based F-Secure Labs, details how cyberattacks were launched to support Russian intelligence gathering by using malware to infiltrate computer networks and steal information.

Russia’s New Sarmat Heavy Nuclear Missile Delayed Again

Russia is gearing up to test its newest heavy nuclear missile in early 2016, but a working prototype of the rocket is still nowhere to be seen after the weapon’s production deadlines slipped again, news agency TASS reported Wednesday.

Russian Man Pleads Guilty to Largest Ever U.S. Cyber Heist

A Russian man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to involvement in what authorities called the largest computer hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the United States, compromising more than 160 million credit card numbers and causing more than $300 million of losses. Vladimir Drinkman, 34, admitted to conspiring to illegally access computers and conspiring to commit wire fraud before Chief Judge Jerome Simandle of the federal district court in Camden, New Jersey, federal prosecutors said.

Proton-M Launch With Express-AM8 Satellite Scheduled for Monday

A Proton-M carrier rocket launch with a Russian Express-АМ8 telecommunications satellite is scheduled for Monday evening, a spokesperson for the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has said. It is the second launch after an incident in May, when a Proton-M carrier rocket failed to deliver the Mexican MexSat-1 satellite into orbit.

Russian Cybercrime Rule No. 1: Don’t Hack Russians

Security experts trace many of the world’s cybercrime attacks to Russia, as well as other former Soviet bloc countries. But they say the challenge with battling Russia-based criminals has long been two-fold: Russian hackers are allowed to operate with impunity, and Russia rarely – if ever – extradites any of its citizens .

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