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Microsoft Disables Sites of Russian Hacking Group Linked to GRU

Microsoft describes the hacking group Strontium as “a Russian GRU connected actor.” The GRU is Russia’s military intelligence service. Strontium was using this infrastructure to target Ukrainian institutions including media organizations. It was also targeting government institutions and think tanks in the United States and the European Union involved in foreign policy. We believe Strontium...

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U.S. Charges Russia’s GRU Launched Cyber Attack Against Ukraine

From MIT Technology Review Anne Neuberger, the White House’s deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology, said that the US has “technical information that links the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU)” with the DDoS attack that had overloaded and brought down the Ukrainian websites. “GRU infrastructure was seen transmitting high volumes of communication...

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Russia Behind Litvinenko Murder, European Court Rules

Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who became a British citizen, was fatally poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 in London in 2006. A UK public inquiry conducted 10 years later concluded that the killing was “probably approved” by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia has always denied any involvement in his murder. Source: Russia behind Litvinenko murder, rules...

Bellingcat: FSB Team of Chemical Weapon Experts Implicated in Alexey Navalny Novichok Poisoning 

Bellingcat: FSB Team of Chemical Weapon Experts Implicated in Alexey Navalny Novichok Poisoning 

From the crowd-sourced investigative site bellingcat,a story about the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alex Navalny A joint investigation between Bellingcat and The Insider, in cooperation with Der Spiegel and CNN, has discovered voluminous telecom and travel data that implicates Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in the poisoning of the prominent Russian opposition politician Alexey...

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How Top World Intelligence Agencies Assess the U.S. Presidential Election

[The Series: Spies on Election 2020: RUSSIA | ISRAEL | SOUTH KOREA] IRAN | How do the world’s spy services understand  America’s presidential election? Friend or foe, all of these intelligence agencies have a big stake in the outcome of the race between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The DEEP STATES web...

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