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Russia’s Killnet group claims responsibility for cyberattack on Lithuanian sites

Russian hacker group Killnet says it launched a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Lithuania on Monday in response to the country’s decision to block the transit of goods subject to European Union sanctions to Russia’s Kaliningrad enclave. A Killnet group spokeswoman told Reuters that the attack will continue until Lithuania lifts the blockade. …

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Ukraine says Russia creating food “catastrophe” that could starve millions in bid to reopen Black Sea ports

Mykolaiv, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Wednesday night that Russia’s naval blockade of his country’s southern ports could lead to starvation for millions of people around the world. CBS News correspondent Chris Livesay visited Odesa this week, where some 20 million tons of wheat and corn are sitting idle, ready to leave the …

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Russia’s envoy storms out of UN meeting amid claims his country is weaponizing rape and food in Ukraine

United Nations — The Biden administration’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, told the Security Council on Monday that the “mountain of credible reports of atrocities committed by Russia’s forces against civilians has grown every day” since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24 She said those reports “include horrific accounts of …

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UK can lawfully launch cyberattacks against hostile states, says Attorney General

Suella Braverman, the UK’s attorney general, has said ‘defensive’ cyberattacks would be legally justified if hostile nation-states seek to hack essential systems in the country. In an interview with The Telegraph, ahead of her speech on the issue at the Chatham House foreign affairs think tank on Thursday, Braverman appeared to confirm that a defensive …

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Trump-Russia tale began with simple ‘Internet phone book’ search

WASHINGTON, DC — They let their cyber fingers do the walking. Opposition research that found a since-debunked back channel between Donald Trump and Russia got started with a simple search of the name Trump in the “phone book of the internet.” The misguided origin of the purported Russia-Trump cyber connection was revealed in a document …

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UN told “credible” claims of sexual violence against children as Russia’s war drives a third of Ukrainians from their homes

United Nations — Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that there were “credible” claims Russian forces have committed sexual violence against children in Ukraine, as UN agencies said Vladimir Putin’s invasion had driven more than 6 million people to flee the country. The UN refugee agency reported the grim statistic, which, combined with …

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‘Most Severe’ Cyberattack Since Russian Invasion Crashes Ukraine Internet Provider

Cyberattack launched on Ukrtelecom blamed on “the enemy,” as internet expert says it’s the most severe breach since the war started. getty A “powerful” cyberattack has hit Ukraine’s biggest fixed line telecommunications company, Ukrtelecom. Described as the most severe cyberattack since the start of the Russian invasion in February, it has sent the company’s services …

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Biden staff leads 50-country pledge to ‘reclaim’ internet

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled an international “Declaration for the Future of the Internet” with 50 other countries, slamming the policies of “authoritarian” governments — while endorsing efforts to curb online “disinformation” and “harassment.” The document outlines ideas for “reclaiming the promise of the Internet” and US officials described it as an …

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