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Russia ban on Cryptocurrency to curb ransomware spread

Russia’s Central Bank is seeking government’s inputs to impose a ban on the mining and use of cryptocurrencies- all to curb the spread of cyber crimes such as ransomware spread and cyber terrorism. A report published by Bank of Russia aka Central Bank of Russian Federation confirmed the move and added that it is looking […]

REvil Ransomware gang members arrested by Russia

Russia has made it formal that it has arrested few members of REvil ransomware group and seized their assets. Highly placed sources say that the arrests were made by Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in coordination with a special team appointed by the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of […]

Russian cyber attack on Ukraine downs government websites

A few hours ago, Ukraine government’s critical websites were hit by a cyber attack, blocking access to thousands of users from the past 6 hours. Reports are in that the most affected were the embassy websites belonging to UK, US and Swedish operating in Ukraine pointing the suspicion finger towards Russia. From the past 5-6 […]

Russia slaps $100m fine on Google America

Google, the American web search giant, was technically penalized $100m by Russian government for failing to adhere to its state prevailing laws. Sources state that the Putin led government decided to impose a hefty fine on Google, as it failed to remove the content that was deemed to be inappropriate to Russian web service seekers. […]

Russian ransomware attack was to black out nearly 3m Australian homes

A ransomware attack that has completely blacked out nearly 3 million Australian homes has now be attributed to Russian hacking gang ‘Wizard Spider’; unlike Chinese hackers, as speculated by a certain section of media a few days back. Queensland CS Energy, that witnessed a digital disruption on November 27th, 2021, has now found that the […]

REvil ransomware spreading hackers found to be leading plush lives in Russia

REvil ransomware gangs, known to fleece millions from their victims, are seen leading luxurious lives in their hideouts protected by Russian government. According to a covert operation launched by leading news publishing resource DailyMail, a suspected hacker running REvil aka Sodinokibi ransomware gang was arrested by the police last week. Named as Yevgeniy Polyanin, the […]

UK witnesses an increase in ransomware attacks from Russia

UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a press update stating that it has witnessed a surge in ransomware attacks from Russia over the last year. The British Cybersecurity Agency adds it has witnessed a record number of 777 cyber incidents throughout 2020, with most targeting the servers related to Corona virus vaccine research […]

Russia launches some devastating ransomware attacks

Lindy Cameron, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has openly announced that Russia launches devastating ransomware attacks on its critical infrastructure. The lady also expressed her anguish on how the Putin led government was showing a deaf ear against their repeated complaints n reminders on how hackers from Russian country were launching […]

Microsoft says Russia indulged in 58% of state funded cyber attacks last year

Microsoft has made a recent study and discovered that Russia indulged in over 58% of state funded attacks last year with China’s responsibility detected less that 10%. The tech giant also concluded that the threat actors from the Putin nation mostly targeted IT infrastructure based in United States followed by Ukraine, Britain and European NATO […]

Russia Yandex servers hit by DDoS Cyber Attack

A distributed denial of service attack has targeted Yandex, an internet company based in Russia. News is out that this was not the first time that the incident took place. It started in the first week of August and continued till the second week of this September. Cybersecurity Insiders learnt from its sources that the […]

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