Great Britain has claimed that the Russian government-backed hackers made an attempt to illegally obtain secret research on a coronavirus vaccine developed by Britain. Apart from the United Kingdom, the Russian intelligence allegedly targeted pharmaceutical research organizations in the United States and Canada as part of the attack.
On June 18th, Russia’s internet and media watchdog Roskomnadzor posted a short notice saying that Telegram messenger is no longer subject to blocking in the Russian Federation. The ban that lasted for two years and has been lifted because the messenger executives agreed to cooperate with the authorities in fighting terrorism and extremism.
The U.S. president has acknowledged that the U.S. Cyber Command launched a cyberattack on a Russian media company Internet Research Agency back in 2018. The agency is colloquially known as the “troll farm” that had gained international fame through the interference of the 2016 presidential election and 2018 midterms.
The German government has urged the European Union to sanction Russian citizens responsible for the largest cyber-attack ever against the Bundestag, which was carried out in 2015. If so, the move will mark the first real use case of the so-called “EU Cyber Diplomacy Toolbox” introduced in 2017 and designed to respond to malicious cyber […]
This spring, an array of European countries faced a massive cyberattack campaign, with nearly 80 critical infrastructure institutions in Eastern and Central Europe affected. The attacks reportedly were in favor of Russia’s and China’s interests in Europe.
A hacking group linked with the Russian government has reportedly carried out a series of attacks on energy, water, and power sectors of Germany, cybersecurity-focused outlet Cyberscoop reported on May 26.
Like any other high-power computing hardware, Proof-of-Work mining rigs turn lots of electricity into lots of heat, which makes this business very sensitive to geographic location. Large mining farms and data centers tend to congregate around the cheapest electricity providers available, preferably somewhere colder.
“A big battle has been raging in recent years over our privacy. The coronavirus crisis could be the battle’s tipping point.” That’s a warning from a Financial Times’ article by Yuval Noah Harari, the author of “Sapiens,” about the loss of freedom in a time when many are willing to sacrifice everything for the feeling […]
Russian Central Bank has approved the digital platform of Norilsk Nickel for trading tokens backed by commodities. On February 17, the Central Bank confirmed that the platform’s testing was successfully completed. It took place in the regulator’s own “sandbox.”
Binance’s founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao, 42, made his way from a small town in China to a Forbes cover and became a shy rockstar of the bitcoin-industry. Widely known as CZ, today he runs one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the world which offers a wide range of services from spot trading to […]
Gleb Nikitin, the governor of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in Russia stated that the region’s residents will become the country’s first to test the capabilities of blockchain tech in state governance.
Vkontakte, the biggest and most popular social media in Russia, might join the ranks of Facebook and Telegram and launch its own cryptocurrency. As reported by local publication RNS on Friday, March 29, Vkontakte is looking into the question.