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Russian Parliament Bans Use of Proxy Internet Services, VPNs

Russian Parliament Bans Use of Proxy Internet Services, VPNs

Jul 24
Russia's parliament has outlawed the use of virtual private networks, or VPNs, and other Internet proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials.

North Korea, Cyberattacks and 'Lazarus': What We Really Know

By Eric Talmadge | Jun 2
With the dust now settling after "WannaCry", the biggest ransomware attack in history, cybersecurity experts are taking a deep dive into how it was carried out and what can be done to protect computers from future breaches.

U.S. Watched Russia Hack French Systems During Election

By Deb Reichmann | May 11
The United States watched Russians hack France's computer networks during the election and tipped off French officials before it became public, a U.S. cyber official told the Senate on Tuesday.

Spying Made Simple: Hackers Use Old Tools to Dodge Detection

By Raphael Satter | May 8
A Romanian security firm says it has discovered a ring of digital spies using bottom-rung tools to break into hundreds of government computers. The find suggests that you don't necessarily need sophistication to steal secrets.

Troll for the 'Lulz'? A Target of Online Abuse Isn't Amused

By Michael Kunzelman | Apr 1
One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone - and burst into tears.

Petraeus Says Efforts to Beat Extremists Online Are Lacking

By Richard Lardner and Desmond Butler | Feb 2
The U.S. isn't doing enough to stop the Islamic State group from using the internet to spread its propaganda and recruit new members, former CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers Wednesday.

Officials: Foreign Government May Have Breached Health Data

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Jan 9
A foreign government may have been behind a cyber breach of health insurance company Anthem Inc. that compromised the records of more than 78 million consumers, investigators said Friday.

Lithuanian 'Elves' Combat Russian Influence Online

By Liudas Dapkus | Jan 1
Elves against trolls - it sounds like something out of "The Lord of the Rings." But to Ricardas Savukynas, the battle he's fighting is no fantasy.

US, UK Cybersecurity Officials: Destructive Hacks are Coming

By Raphael Satter | Oct 23
The world should brace itself for more physically destructive hacks, two senior cybersecurity officials said Wednesday, warning that a more dangerous era of hacking was already upon us.

Trump Denials Notwithstanding, Intelligence Officials Point to Russia in Democratic Hacks

By Deb Reichmann | Oct 21
Actually, the U.S. government says it does have an idea, and has concluded it was Russia who hacked into the Democratic National Committee

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