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US charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack

US charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack Six Russian intelligence officers accused of launching some of the “world’s most destructive malware” — including an attack that took down the Ukraine power grid in December 2015 and the NotPetya global ransomware attack in 2017 — have […]

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Russian surveillance tech startup NtechLab nets $13M from sovereign wealth funds

Russian surveillance tech startup NtechLab nets M from sovereign wealth funds NtechLab, a startup that helps analyze footage captured by Moscow’s 100,000 surveillance cameras, just closed an investment of more than 1RUB billion ($13 million) to further global expansion. The five-year-old company sells software that recognizes faces, silhouettes and actions on videos. […]

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CarbonChain is using AI to determine the emissions profile of the world’s biggest polluters

CarbonChain is using AI to determine the emissions profile of the world’s biggest polluters It was the Australian bush fire that finally did it. For twelve years Adam Hearne had worked at companies which represented some of the world’s largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. First at Rio Tinto, one of the […]

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Decrypted: Hackers show off their exploits as Black Hat goes virtual

Decrypted: Hackers show off their exploits as Black Hat goes virtual Every year hackers descend on Las Vegas in the sweltering August heat to break ground on security research and the most innovative hacks. This year was no different, even if it was virtual. To name a few: Hackers tricked an ATM […]

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NASA and SpaceX target October 23 for first operational astronaut launch

NASA and SpaceX target October 23 for first operational astronaut launch NASA and SpaceX have set a specific target date for Crew-1, the first operational crewed mission for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. Crew-1 will carry astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Oliver, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi to the International Space Station, and will […]

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UK eyeing disclosure labels for online political campaigning

UK eyeing disclosure labels for online political campaigning The UK government is considering changes to the law that would require online political campaign material to carry labels disclosing who is promoting and funding the messaging. The proposal, which is being put through a public consultation until November, follows years of warnings over […]

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More evidence of increasing militarization of space as U.S. claims Russia satellite weapon test

More evidence of increasing militarization of space as U.S. claims Russia satellite weapon test The U.S. Space Command has released details about an alleged anti-satellite weapons test it suspects Russian of conducting using an existing probe already on orbit, The Verge reports. The Russian satellite in question is the same one that […]

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US charges two Chinese spies for a global hacking campaign that targeted COVID-19 research

US charges two Chinese spies for a global hacking campaign that targeted COVID-19 research U.S. prosecutors have charged two Chinese nationals, said to be working for China’s state intelligence bureau, for their alleged involvement in a massive global hacking operation that targeted hundreds of companies and governments for more than a decade. […]

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UK gov’t asleep at the wheel on Russia cyber ops threat, report warns

UK gov’t asleep at the wheel on Russia cyber ops threat, report warns The UK lacks a comprehensive and cohesive high level strategy to respond to the cyber threat posed by Russia and other hostile states using online disinformation and influence ops to target democratic institutions and values, a parliamentary committee has […]

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Russia’s BestDoctor attracts international investors for its $4.5M round

Russia’s BestDoctor attracts international investors for its .5M round The private medical insurance market is expanding year on year by over 5%, and that includes in Russia where the insurance market – which grew by 4% in 2019 – has reached a value of almost $22 billion. So it’s not that surprising […]

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