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Governors Worry About Cyberattacks During Fall Elections

Governors Worry About Cyberattacks During Fall Elections

By Steve Peoples | Feb 27
Will your vote be safe this year from foreign adversaries working to undermine U.S. democracy? Some of the nation's governors aren't so sure.

Charged 'Putin's Chef' Runs News Sites Along with Troll Army

Charged 'Putin's Chef' Runs News Sites Along with Troll Army

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 26
He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria.

Cybersecurity Firm: U.S. Senate in Russian Hackers' Crosshairs

Cybersecurity Firm: U.S. Senate in Russian Hackers' Crosshairs

By Raphael Satter | Jan 12
The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday.

Failed Space Launches Haunt Russia; Kremlin Eyes Probe

Failed Space Launches Haunt Russia; Kremlin Eyes Probe

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Dec 29
Russia's latest space launch failures have prompted authorities to take a closer look into the nation's struggling space industry, the Kremlin said Thursday.

Russian Hackers Targeted More Than 200 Journalists Globally

Russian Hackers Targeted More Than 200 Journalists Globally

By Raphael Satter, Jeff Donn, and Nataliya Vasilyeva | Dec 24
The list of journalists provides new evidence for the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Fancy Bear acted on behalf of the Russian government when it intervened in the U.S. presidential election.

Facebook: Accounts from Russia Bought Ads During U.S. Campaign

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Jake Pearson | Sep 8
Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social network said Wednesday.

'Big Hunt' for Russian Hackers, but No Obvious Election Link

By Howard Amos, Raphael Satter, and Aritz Parra | Jul 30
At least five Russians have been picked up in Europe as part of U.S. cybercrime prosecutions in the last nine months.

Russian Parliament Bans Use of Proxy Internet Services, VPNs

Jul 24
Russia's parliament has outlawed the use of virtual private networks, or VPNs, and other Internet proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials.

Russian TV Channel Offers LGBT Community One-Way Plane Ticket to Leave

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 5
A Christian TV channel in Russia is offering to pay for LGBT people to get out of the country forever.

Putin Signs Decree to Extend Ban on Western Food Imports

Jul 1
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to extend a ban on Western food imports for another 18 months after the European Union extended economic sanctions against Russia.

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