How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media

Facebook, Google and Twitter head to Washington this week for their first public congressional hearings on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign via their social networks. In the runup, NPR is exploring the growing social media landscape, the spread of false information and the tech companies that build the platforms in our series: Tech … Read more

LinkedIn Not Willing to Comply With Russian Data Law – Watchdog

LinkedIn Corp. has failed to reach an agreement with the Russian authorities to restore public access to the social networking website, the company and Russia’s communications regulator said on Tuesday. Russia blocked access to LinkedIn’s website last year after a court found the firm guilty of violating a law that requires companies holding Russian citizens’ … Read more

Suspected Russian hackers target U.S. think tanks after election

That malware is designed to examine and control whatever system it infects. It can also secretly download additional malicious files and evade detection from antivirus products. Volexity is blaming the attack on the Cozy Bear group partly because of the malware used; it contains coding that’s been found in other hacking techniques tied to the … Read more

U.S. convicts Russian hacker in credit card theft scheme

Jurors in a U.S. federal court have convicted a Russian hacker of stealing and selling more than 2 million credit card numbers. On Thursday, the jury in Seattle found Roman Valerevich Seleznev guilty of charges related to his hacking of point-of-sale systems. Seleznev was arrested in 2014 after U.S. authorities accused him of installing malicious … Read more

A Russian hacker gave away hundreds of thousands of email credentials for social media votes

Tens of thousands and thousands of stolen credentials for Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo email debts are being shared online by way of a young Russian hacker referred to as “the Collector” as part of a intended largetrove of one.17 billion data. it is consistent with preserve safety, which says it has looked at greater than … Read more