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Russia balks at US-run OneWeb satellite internet over security concern

By Business, engadget, federal security service, fsb, gear, Internet, kaspersky, oneweb, politics, russia, satellite, satelliteinternet, services

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has thrown a wrench in a planned deal that would bring internet access to the most rural and remote parts of the country, according to Reuters. United States-based startup OneWeb was set to launch a satellite p…

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Russia balks at US-run OneWeb satellite internet over security concern

By Business, engadget, federal security service, fsb, gear, Internet, kaspersky, oneweb, politics, russia, satellite, satelliteinternet, services

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has thrown a wrench in a planned deal that would bring internet access to the most rural and remote parts of the country, according to Reuters. United States-based startup OneWeb was set to launch a satellite p…

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Olympic hackers may be attacking chemical warfare prevention labs

By biochemical, chemicalwarfare, chemicalweapons, engadget, gear, hack, Internet, kaspersky, malware, olympicsdestroyer, Phishing, russia, Security

The team behind the 2018 Winter Olympics hack is still active, according to security researchers — in fact, it’s switching to more serious targets. Kaspersky has discovered that the group, nicknamed Olympic Destroyer, has been launching email phish…

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Olympic hackers may be attacking chemical warfare prevention labs

By biochemical, chemicalwarfare, chemicalweapons, engadget, gear, hack, Internet, kaspersky, malware, olympicsdestroyer, Phishing, russia, Security

The team behind the 2018 Winter Olympics hack is still active, according to security researchers — in fact, it’s switching to more serious targets. Kaspersky has discovered that the group, nicknamed Olympic Destroyer, has been launching email phish…

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Sophisticated malware attacks through routers

By canhadr, engadget, espionage, exploit, gear, gollumapp, Internet, kaspersky, kasperskylab, malware, mikrotik, ndriver, Networking, router, Security, slingshot, spying, surveillance, vulnerability

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered what’s likely to be another state-sponsored malware strain, and this one is more advanced than most. Nicknamed Slingshot, the code spies on PCs through a multi-layer attack that targets MikroTik…

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Sophisticated malware attacks through routers

By canhadr, engadget, espionage, exploit, gear, gollumapp, Internet, kaspersky, kasperskylab, malware, mikrotik, ndriver, Networking, router, Security, slingshot, spying, surveillance, vulnerability

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered what’s likely to be another state-sponsored malware strain, and this one is more advanced than most. Nicknamed Slingshot, the code spies on PCs through a multi-layer attack that targets MikroTik…

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Kaspersky sues US government over federal software ban

By antivirus, departmentofhomelandsecurity, engadget, gear, government, Internet, kaspersky, kasperskylab, lawsuit, politics, russia, Security

To no one’s surprise, Kaspersky Lab isn’t happy that the US government has banned its software over the potential for Russian influence. The security firm has sued the Trump administration to challenge the ban, arguing that the Department of Homeland…

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Kaspersky Lab is closing its Washington, DC office

By bestbuy, Business, cybersecurity, engadget, FBI, gear, Internet, kaspersky, nationalcybersecuritycentre, personal computing, personalcomputing, Security, services

Kaspersky Lab Inc. has had a rough time with the US government this year and now Bloomberg reports that the company will be closing its Washington, DC office. However, while its government business seems to be dead in the water, Kaspersky stil…

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Israel warned the US about Kaspersky after hacking its network

By breach, cyberattack, engadget, eugenekaspersky, gear, hack, Hacking, israel, kaspersky, kasperskylab, kasperskylabs, NSA, politics, Security

Kaspersky is in hot water…again. The US government recently prohibited federal agencies from using the company’s products, and the FBI is reportedly convincing private entities to do the same. Its latest headache is linked to the NSA cyberattacks a…

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Russian hackers reportedly stole NSA cyber defense material

By bestbuy, cyberdefense, cybersecurity, departmentofdefense, engadget, FBI, gear, Hacking, houseofrepresentatives, Internet, kaspersky, kasperskylabs, NSA, politics, presidentialelection, russia, Security, senate

The Wall Street Journal reports today that Russian hackers stole documents detailing how US agencies defend their networks against cyberattacks, how they breach foreign networks and the computer code they use to do so. Sources told the publica…

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Kaspersky in the crosshairs

By badpassword, column, donaldtrump, engadget, Internet, kaspersky, Opinion, personal computing, personalcomputing, politics, russia, Security, services, shadowbrokers, vladimirputin

Kaspersky is in what you might call “a bit of a pickle.”

The Russian cybersecurity firm, famous for its antivirus products and research reports on active threat groups is facing mounting accusations of working with, or for, the Russian government.

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Kaspersky offers code to prove it’s not a Russian stooge

By departmentofdefense, engadget, eugenekaspersky, gear, government, Internet, kaspersky, kasperskylab, Military, nationaldefenseauthorizationact, ndaa, politics, russia, Security

Kaspersky Lab is understandably worried that it might lose US government contracts over fears that it’s in bed with the Russian government, and it’s making a dramatic offer in a bid to keep the money flowing. Founder Eugene Kaspersky tells the AP th…

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Draft defense bill would ban Kaspersky’s security software

By departmentofdefense, engadget, espionage, FBI, gear, government, Internet, kaspersky, kasperskylab, Military, nationaldefenseauthorizationact, ndaa, politics, russia, Security, senate

American officials are worried that Russian software could be used to compromise national security, and they aren’t taking any chances. A draft version of the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act, which greenlights military funding, explicitl…

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How used cars became a security nightmare

By badpassword, carapps, column, Culture, engadget, gear, Hacking, kaspersky, personal computing, personalcomputing, rsasecurity, Security, services, Transportation

Application security for connected cars is far less mature than anyone should be comfortable with. This was clear at the RSA information security conference last week in San Francisco, where two presentations demonstrated different ways cars c…

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How used cars became a security nightmare

By badpassword, carapps, column, Culture, engadget, gear, Hacking, kaspersky, personal computing, personalcomputing, rsasecurity, Security, services, Transportation

Application security for connected cars is far less mature than anyone should be comfortable with. This was clear at the RSA information security conference last week in San Francisco, where two presentations demonstrated different ways cars c…

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