Tag: russia

Defense, Industry

US officials: A Russian rocket launch last week likely deployed a space weapon

May 24, 2024

Via: ArsTechnica

The launch of a classified Russian military satellite last week deployed a payload that US government officials say is likely a space weapon. In a series of statements, US officials said the new military satellite, named Kosmos 2576, appears to […]

Defense, Industry

Russian efforts to create anti-satellite weapons are cause for US concern

February 15, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

The U.S. has gathered highly sensitive intelligence about Russian anti-satellite weapons that has been shared in recent weeks with the upper echelons of government, according to four people who have been briefed on the intelligence. The people, who were not […]


Ukrainian cellular and Internet still out, 1 day after suspected Russian cyberattack

December 14, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

Ukrainian civilians on Wednesday grappled for a second day of widespread cellular phone and Internet outages after a cyberattack, purportedly carried out by Kremlin-supported hackers, hit the country’s biggest mobile phone and Internet provider a day earlier. Two separate hacking […]

Federal, Policy

The US sanctions more foreign firms in a bid to choke off Russia’s supplies for its war in Ukraine

November 2, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The United States on Thursday imposed a new round of sanctions on 130 firms and people from Turkey, China and the United Arab Emirates in an effort to choke off Russia’s access to tools and equipment that support its invasion […]

Defense, Industry

White House says Russia is preparing for attacks on civilian ships in Black Sea

July 19, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Days after Russia suspended participation in a wartime deal that allowed grain to flow from Ukraine to countries around the world, the White House on Wednesday warned that the Russian military is preparing for possible attacks on civilian shipping vessels […]


Russia-backed hackers unleash new USB-based malware on Ukraine’s military

June 15, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

Hackers working for Russia’s Federal Security Service have mounted multiple cyberattacks that used USB-based malware to steal large amounts of data from Ukrainian targets for use in its ongoing invasion of its smaller neighbor, researchers said. “The sectors and nature […]


Russia-Linked Cyberattacks Are Now on the Rise

June 15, 2023

Via: Natalie Dunn

The rise of Russia-linked cyberattacks is causing concerns among US and French analysts, who have observed a shift in Moscow’s focus from Ukraine to its European allies. According to Al Jazeera, a recent report released by French defense firm Thales […]


Apple denies Russia’s claim that thousands of iPhones were used for US espionage

June 2, 2023

Via: BGR

Russia’s Federal Security Service claimed it discovered the US was spying on the country by hacking thousands of iPhones, which were compromised with “sophisticated surveillance software.” In addition, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab said dozens of its employee’s devices were compromised in […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, IT Policy, Tech

AI requires ‘new generation’ of arms control deal to govern future warfighting, says Marine veteran lawmaker

May 3, 2023

Via: Fox News

A Marine veteran lawmaker says the U.S. should be pushing for a new international agreement to govern the use of artificial intelligence on the battlefield and believes it’s a “strategic mistake” the Pentagon hasn’t started this important task. Rep. Seth […]


NTC Vulkan leak shows evolving Russian cyberwar capabilities

April 7, 2023

Via: CSO Online

National habits and perspectives on waging war are not just apparent in terrestrial conflict. In cyberspace, national ways of cyberwar clearly exist. From the unusually aggressive style of Israeli responses to regional cyber threat activities to the consistent correlation between […]


Pro-Russian hackers target elected US officials supporting Ukraine

March 30, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

Threat actors aligned with Russia and Belarus are targeting elected US officials supporting Ukraine, using attacks that attempt to compromise their email accounts, researchers from security firm Proofpoint said. The campaign, which also targets officials of European nations, uses malicious […]

Defense, Industry

Countries urged to rally behind court probes in Ukraine

March 20, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

Ukraine’s justice officials and the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed Monday to countries around the world to boost funding and support for the global court’s investigations into alleged war crimes in Ukraine to ensure Russia is held accountable. […]

Defense, Federal, Industry, Policy

China complains of ‘bullying’ as ‘illegal’ US sanctions hit Chinese companies over Russia ties

February 27, 2023

Via: Fox News

China’s Foreign Ministry accused the U.S. of “outright bullying” Monday after several Chinese companies were hit with sanctions for their ties to human rights abuses in Ukraine and Africa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning argued the U.S. sanctions were “illegal,” […]

Defense, Industry, Workforce

Inflation, Workforce Issues Challenge Defense Contractors Amid Security Pivot

February 13, 2023

Via: Nextgov

The U.S. defense and security establishment is refocusing on great power competition, as Russia’s war on Ukraine rages and as China asserts itself as a superpower in the Asia-Pacific region. For the defense industrial base, this challenge is compounded by […]

Energy & Environment, Industry

Yellen focuses on energy transition in South Africa visit

January 26, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener energy sources during talks with the country’s finance minister Thursday. Yellen made brief remarks to reporters ahead of a meeting with Finance Minister […]

Defense, Industry

Defense leaders meet amid dissent over tanks for Ukraine

January 20, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Defense leaders are gathering at Ramstein Air Base in Germany Friday to hammer out future military aid to Ukraine, amid ongoing dissent over who will provide the battle tanks that Ukrainian leaders say they desperately need to recapture territory from […]

Defense, Industry

NATO warns of Russia’s long war in Ukraine, vows to be ready

January 18, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Russia is preparing for an extended war so NATO must get ready “for the long haul” and support Ukraine for as long as it takes, the alliance’s deputy secretary general told top military chiefs from across Europe Wednesday. Speaking at […]

Defense, Industry

Russia hits key infrastructure with missiles across Ukraine

December 29, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Multiple regions of Ukraine, including its capital, faced a massive Russian missile attack Thursday, the biggest wave of strikes in weeks targeting power stations and other critical infrastructure during freezing weather. Air raid sirens rang out across the country. Ukraine’s […]

Cybersecurity, Energy & Environment, Industry

Kremlin-backed hackers targeted a “large” petroleum refinery in a NATO nation

December 21, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

One of the Kremlin’s most active hacking groups targeting Ukraine recently tried to hack a large petroleum refining company located in a NATO country. The attack is a sign that the group is expanding its intelligence gathering as Russia’s invasion […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Huawei is closing its enterprise business unit in Russia

December 20, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Russia’s Vedomosti daily reports that the unit, which sells data storage systems and telecommunications equipment to corporate clients, will be disbanded on January 1. SCMP writes that around 2,000 employees will be asked to transfer to Huawei’s offices in other […]