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Estonian cyber-security ranks best in Europe, fifth in the world

The second iteration of the Global Cyber-security Index announced at Information Society Forum 2017 praises the country for its response to the 2007 attack on its infrastructure from Russia.

Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs redoubles fight against ransomware

A special unit has been established by Russia to investigate cyber-crime associated with ransomware and promote cooperation with the private sector to fight it.

Russian computer programmer detained in Spain at request of US police

Pyotr Levashov, a Russian computer programmer, is suspected of being the spam king 'Severa' and being involved in trying to influence elections in the US and Russia.

Poland must be wary of Russia's renewed appetite for cyber-warfare

Successful attacks on American democratic institutions may increase Russian appreciation of what can be achieved in cyber-warfare, says Joanna Świątkowska.

IAAF servers hacked by Fancy Bear, denies Russian connection

The International Association of Athletics Federations has been working with law enforcement investigating a breach of its servers, but has denied a Russian connection.

Hearing: Comey confirms FBI is investigating Russia and Trump campaign

In a break with protocol, the director of the FBI has confirmed the existence of an ongoing investigation into the ties between Pres Trump and Russia during US election.

Russian hackers exploiting antivirus blind spot for browser add-ons

Criminals in Russia are exploiting the fact that some antivirus software doesn't analyse browser add-ons to load malware hidden in popular classes of plug-ins.

RSA 2017: Congressional staffers weigh up Russian election interference

A trio of high-level Congressional staffers gathered at the 2017 RSA Conference to explore responses to Russia's interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Russian special services deny involvement in Shaltay Boltay case

Russian officials continue to deny reports that hacker group Shaltay Boltay operated with the blessing of the security service FSB.

Trump loses National Security Advisor Flynn due to Russian connections

Former acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates informed the White House in January that Flynn may have been compromised and the rumours have swirled ever since.

Chinese APTs IDed in raids against Russian and Belarus aerospace firms

Chinese use spear-phishing attacks to extract military hardware secrets from Russians in a sign that APT attacks will continue to grow in 2017, says Proofpoint.

Energy facilities may become main target of cyber-attacks in Russia

It's estimated that power companies in Russia suffered more than 350 serious cyber-attacks in 2016, a 50 percent increase on the previous year.

New cyber defence doctrine approved by Russian government

Russian Presidential Decree No.646 sets out a new doctrine of information security for Russia, the recognises the threat from foreign governments and safeguards privacy, writes our Russian correspondent Eugene Gerden.

Ukraine disables remote management systems after suspected energy hack

If recent power outage were the result of a cyber-attack, it would be the second time Ukraine's energy systems had been hacked.

Russia's banks will be hacked today, apparently

Russia's security service, the FSB, said on Friday that Russia's banks will be attacked by foreign powers in an attempt to destabilise Russia's financial system.

Bears continue to maul anti-dopers

Fancy Bear are continuing to target the western sports establishment, publishing a series of emails from inside the World Anti Doping Agency, illustrating a number of small allegedly scandalous details from inside the organisation.

Russian security services deny interest in buying Western software vulnerabilities

Market for software vulnerabilities grows in Russia, security services deny involvement.

Russia launches probe into Microsoft after Kaspersky accusations

The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service has launched a probe into Microsoft after Eugene Kaspersky made a number of accusations about Windows 10.

Cozy Bear campaign 'PowerDuke' rides post-election wave

Russian APT group Cozy Bear has reportedly been targeting U.S. think tanks and non-governmental organisations in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. presidential race, devising malware campaigns that capitalise on post-election controversy.

Criminals probe US think tank and NGO networks after Trump win

Suspected Russian cyber-crime group, APT 29 or Cozy Bear, are suspected in a series of spear-phishing campaigns aimed at compromising US organisations.

Russian banks suffer wave of DDoS attacks

Kaspersky Lab has confirmed that numerous Russian banks have been suffering a wave of DDoS attacks.

Russia's increasing cyber-capabilities underestimated?

As Russia increases its military and civilian cyber-security capabilities, is the West under-estimating these developments?

Organised hacker groups pose threat to Russian banks

The Russian government plans to ramp up its efforts in the fight against organised cyber criminal gangs within the country, but law enforcement still faces problems in getting the bad guys

Russian arrested by Czech officials allegedly tied to 2012 LinkedIn hack

The Russian man that Czech authorities arrested on 5 October in collaboration with the FBI is allegedly connected to the 2012 breach of LinkedIn.

Russia prepares to prevent possible US cyber-attacks

Following the US announcements that it is planning to retaliate for presumed Russian hacking of the DNC, Russia says it is making preparations to mitigate the impact of any such attack, while suggesting the US has more to lose.

Czech police nab Russian suspected of hacking US targets

The Police of the Czech Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an unnamed Russian citizen suspected of hacking US-based targets.

CIA readies itself for cyber-attack on Russia

"Covert" action against Russia planned by Obama administration says NBC report

50 arrests for Russia's largest hacker group

Some 50 suspects from 15 Russian regions have been arrested, believed to be part of Russia's largest hacking group, responsible for Trojan and botnet attacks on Russian banks, stealing some £57 million.