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Cyber Attacks Hits Russia, Other Nations

Cyber Attacks Hits Russia, Other Nations

Cyber attacks using malware called "BadRabbit" hit Russia and other nations on Tuesday, affecting Russian Interfax news agency and causing flight delays at Ukraine's Odessa airport.

While no major outages were reported, the U.S. government issued a warning on the attack, which followed campaigns in May and June that used similar malware and resulted in what some economists estimated are billions of dollars in losses.

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U.S. warns public about attacks on energy

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The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.

The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May.

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France drops electronic voting for citizens abroad

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France’s government has dropped plans to let its citizens abroad vote electronically in legislative elections in June because of concern about the risk of cyber attacks, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, cited by Dnevnik.

The National Cybersecurity Agency believed there was an ‘’extremely high risk’’ of cyber attacks. 

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French military to boost defenses against cyber attacks

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France should boost its cybersecurity as it could be hurt by cyber attacks like the United States, in particular, there is a real risk of cyber attacks on civil infrastructure such as electricity, transport, water or telecommunications, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said

He stressed there was a big risk of cyber attacks on French civil infrastructure, as well as on democratic principles and media, referring to a cyber attack on TV5Monde station in 2015.

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Donald Trump Again Dismisses Intel On 'So-Called' Russian Hacking

President-elect Donald Trump sparked a fresh furor Wednesday by again casting doubt over the government's conclusion that Russia meddled in the US election via cyber-attacks, citing the claims of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The comments come on the eve of the first public hearing in Congress on the alleged hacking, led by strong Trump and Russia critic John McCain, who called Moscow's actions an "act of war."

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US gov't officially accuses Russia of political hacks

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US officials have formally accused Russia of cyber attacks against political organisations in order "to interfere with the US election".

Recent hacked emails are "consistent with the methods and motivation of Russia-directed efforts", the Department of Homeland Security said.

Data revealing discussions within the Democratic Party was hacked earlier this year.

Some states reported "probing" attempts made on "election-related" systems.

However, officials said those attempts could not be directly linked to the Russian government.

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17-year-old should be made President’s IT Head: JO

The joint opposition today requested President Maithripala Sirisena to make the 17-year-old student, who was arrested in Kadugannawa on chargers of hacking into the President’s official website, his Information Technology Director.

JO Member MP Udaya Gammanpila said the student should be disciplined and then awarded a scholarship.

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