Contents tagged with cyber attack

  • Russian VTB Bank says it was the victim of a cyber-attack

    According to the press service of a Russian banking group, their websites have been the victim of a cyber-attack, as reported by Interfax. "A DDoS attack was carried out against the VTB Group’s internet sites. The IT infrastructure is working as normal and the bank’s clients are not experiencing any difficulties," a VTB representative noted.

    The press service confirmed they have not seen a trend in active cash withdrawals or terminations of deposit agreements on Friday and through the weekend. …

  • Germany is preparing for possible Russian cyber-attacks during Bundestag elections

    The German federal government assumes that the next election campaign for the country's parliament can be influenced by possible Russian cyber attacks as well as media disinformation campaigns, as reported by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, citing information from the German Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the German Ministry of Internal Affairs also fears that hacker attacks could cause the leakage of important information.

    "Germany will have to …

  • FSB accuses foreign intelligence services of plotting cyber-attacks against Russian financial system

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has accused foreign intelligence services of plotting cyber-attacks against the Russian financial system, Deutsche Welle reported.

    The FSB claims that several large-scale cyber-attacks were to take place against a number of Russian banks in dozens of cities on Monday, December 5th.

    The Federal Security Service did not specify which countries it believes are behind the plans, but it did say in a statement that “server capacity and command and control …

  • Snowden: Russia may be behind cyber attacks in the US

    Edward Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency programmer who was granted asylum in Russia after the scandalous revelations of U.S. intelligence activities, expressed confidence that Moscow "has gone too far" in the infringement of social and individual rights and freedoms, as he stated in an interview with the British newspaper, Financial Times. The former U.S. intelligence employee expressed confidence that the Kremlin's actions are "totally unnecessary, wasteful and destructive" for …

  • Research group finds Russian trace in cyber attacks in Ukraine, Turkey, and Germany

    A group of researchers, ThreatConnect, which deals with cyber security, examined the hacking of an electronic database of voters and came to the conclusion that the cyber-attacks in Ukraine, Turkey, and Germany were made from the same IP-address, and the coding of the attackers is typical for Russian hackers, Voice of America reports.

    According to researchers, “There are several indicators in the way this crime was committed that are typical of Russian hackers.” According to them, earlier the …

  • Germany suspects Russian involvement in a series of cyber-attacks

    The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution of Germany, which deals with counter-intelligence activities, suspects that Russian special services are responsible for a series of cyber-attacks against German government agencies, DW reported.

    “These operations of the Russian special services have apparently continued for 7-11 years,” the Office said in a statement.

    The German Office also has evidence that Russian intelligence agencies organized a powerful cyber-attack on the …