Russian spooks tried to game French election
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Used Facebook to try to sink Macron


Russian spooks had a crack at gaming the French elections using fake Facebook personas, according to a US congressman and two other people briefed on the effort.

Putin’s hackers hit Ireland’s power grid
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Putin and Trump will just say it is just leprechauns

Kremlin-based hackers targeted Ireland's power grid in another cyberattack on UK's critical infrastructure in exactly the sort of attack which is being dismissed as fake news.

Kaspersky worked with the FSB in 2008
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Closer than previously admitted


Claims by the AV outfit Kaspersky that it only has a passing connection with Russian spooks have been damaged by the leak of some internal emails.

UK political hack was carried out by amateurs
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Not the Russians this time

A hack of UK politicians which was thought to be the work of Russians turned out to be carried out by amateurs.

Russian hackers focused on 21 electorates
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But failed to do much good 

Homeland Security says that it has found evidence that Russian hackers targeted 21 US state election systems in the 2016 presidential race –  a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated.

How Macon’s IT crowd saw off the Russian hackers
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Russian bear falls for honeypot easter egg


A last-minute attempt by Russian hackers to overturn the French election in favour of Tsar Putin’s favourite destabilising candidate came unstuck with some good IT management.

Wikileaks exposes CIA’s weeping angel
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Don’t blink


Russian security services mouthpiece, Wikileaks, has just released something that Vladimir Putin’s finest have discovered about the CIA’s tools to hack Samsung tellies.

"Arrogant" Apple falls foul of Tsar Putin
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Price fixing allegations

Fruity cargo cult Apple's arrogant attitude to its business partners might have earned it a price fixing court case in Tsar Putin's Russia.

FindFace software used to hassle pornstars
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Moral witch-hunts

“FindFace,” which uses facial recognition software to match random photographs on Russians social media Vkontakte is finding that their service is being used by puritans to stage witch-hunts against porn stars.

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