Tag Archives: Russia

Russia Hacked 500 Million Yahoo Accounts

The Membrane Domain: Cybersecurity by the Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs A grand jury in the Northern District of California has indicted four defendants, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), for computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offenses in connection with a conspiracy, beginning in January 2014, to […]

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Trump Security Breach

By Daniel Brouse for The Membrane Domain Cybersecurity For months, the security community has known that both the DNC and GOP were hacked. The DNC hack was used to undermine Hillary. The GOP / Trump hacks were meant for blackmailing Trump. No surprises here. U.S. security agencies were aware of Donald Trump’s security breaches since […]

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France Ups Cybersecurity

France said the number of cyber attacks against the defence ministry have doubled each year. 24,000 attacks had been thwarted in 2016. Security services have warded off attacks aimed at “tarnishing the image of the ministry as well as strategic attacks – harassment, surveillance, espionage – and even attempts to disrupt our drone systems,” Defence […]

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Russia Attempts to Hack Electric Grid

by Membrane Domain Cybersecurity Malware associated with a Russian hacking operation, Grizzly Steppe, was found on a Burlington Electric computer. It appears as though Russia was trying to access the power grid; however, the infected computer was not connected to the network. “Vermonters and all Americans should be both alarmed and outraged that one of […]

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Russia And Cybersecurity

by Membrane Domain Cybersecurity Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear are two hacking organizations from Russia. Cozy Bear (classified as advanced persistent threat APT29) are believed to be associated with Russian intelligence. Fancy Bear (also known as APT28, Pawn Storm, Sofacy Group, Sednit and STRONTIUM) is a cyber espionage group believed to be sponsored by the […]

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Russia, Ukraine, Crimea and the USA

A couple of interesting facts: 1) On March 29, 1867, Stoeckl informed Secretary of State William Henry Seward that the Czar had agreed to sell Russian interests in Alaska to the United States. 2) In 1954, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev gave Ukraine a gift: Crimea.

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War: Syria, Russia, Al-Qaeda and Afghanistan

Does the impending war with Syria leave you with a feeling of deja vu? Perhaps it is because we are about to repeat our mistake. In the 1980’s, Russia was fighting Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. The CIA aided Al-Qaeda: “During the anti-Soviet jihad Bin Laden and his fighters received American and Saudi funding. Some analysts believe […]

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Russian Meteor Plume

Atmospheric physicist Nick Gorkavyi missed witnessing an event of the century last winter when a meteor exploded over his hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia. From Greenbelt, Md., however, NASA’s Gorkavyi and colleagues witnessed the atmospheric aftermath. The explosion created a never-before-seen belt of “meteor dust” that circulated through the stratosphere for at least three months. Shortly […]

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When Does an Asteroid Become a Meteor?

EARTH — NASA has been watching an asteroid, Asteroid 2012 DA14, fly near Earth; however, they missed another asteroid that became a meteor in Russia. An asteroid when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere. Usually, they burn up upon entry. Not this time. A Russian health official estimated 1,000 people were injured when a 10 ton […]

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