War

Hackers crash internet as ‘Russian Davos’ adjusts to new reality

Russian companies make a splash but Western firms lacking Deputy PM talks of ‘painful’ move towards own technology Energy giant seeks state funds while gas prices are high June 17 (Reuters) – Hackers on Friday delayed the start of President Vladimir Putin’s speech to Russia’s flagship economic forum, shorn of strong Western participation as Russia …

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In modern war, we have as much to fear from cyber weapons as kinetics

In this hyper-connected world, cyberattacks that threaten the internet are a terrifying prospect. “The real world and the virtual world have become so interdependent,” said Ian Hill, director of cyber security at BGL Insurance, speaking at the first day of Computing‘s Cybersecurity Festival last week. “Our physical world, certainly in the context of Western society, …

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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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Sudan internet cuts complicate civil disobedience campaign against coup

Protesters carry a banner and national flags as they march against the Sudanese military’s recent seizure of power and ousting of the civilian government, in the streets of the capital Khartoum, Sudan October 30, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Activists launch two days of civil disobedience Hampered …

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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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Exclusive: US spy agency probes sabotage of satellite internet during Russian invasion, sources say

March 11 (Reuters) – Western intelligence agencies are investigating a cyberattack by unidentified hackers that disrupted broadband satellite internet access in Ukraine coinciding with Russia’s invasion, according to three people with direct knowledge of the incident. Analysts for the US National Security Agency, French government cybersecurity organization ANSSI, and Ukrainian intelligence are assessing whether the …

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Russia says Ukraine war could go nuclear if West keeps sending weapons

Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine — Russia’s Foreign Minister said Tuesday that if the US and Ukraine‘s other Western allies continue to arm the country as it battles Moscow’s invading forces, the risk of the war escalating into a nuclear conflict “should not be underestimated.” In an interview with Russian TV, Sergey Lavrov said that by providing weapons, …

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