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Source: Global News

Russia Rising, part 3: Hackers targeting Canadian elections, banks and institutions

12-Feb-2019

On the third episode of Russia Rising, we visit the front-lines of a growing cyber-war, where hackers from Russia, Iran, China and other countries are battling for control of everything from your online bank account to your city’s hydro grid.

To understand how these hackers operate, we speak with a guy who used to be one: Alexandr Varskoy is a former Russian hacker, who grew up during Russia’s gruelling economic transition in the 1990s.

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Source: BBC

Cyber-bullying row rocks French media

Wednesday 01:30 GMT

Several French media executives have been suspended or fired for allegedly co-ordinating online harassment through a private Facebook group.

Dozens of people have shared their experience of cyber-bullying by the group since it was uncovered by the French left-wing newspaper Libération. One, freelancer Vincent Glad who founded the group in 2009, apologised on Twitter (in French), saying that he now realised that "such practices were unacceptable and 'LOL' was not funny at all when it is done in a pack".

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Source: The Guradian

The #ligueduLOL cyberbullying case is the French media’s day of reckoning

Wednesday 12:40 GMT

Whether the #ligueduLOL case will become the media industry’s #MeToo movement remains uncertain, but it has opened a long-overdue debate about the culture of toxic masculinity and harassment in parts of the French media.

Since then, other stories of cyberbullying, including the existence of messaging groups within/at several newspapers in which sexist and homophobic comments were exchanged, revealed the persistence of a culture of intimidation in sections of the French media.

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Source: DW

Europe's cybersecurity gap threatens infrastructure, elections

Saturday 08:04 GMT

Cybersecurity experts have met with government officials ahead of the Munich Security Conference to discuss the vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure — and many ask when Europe will finally shore up its gaps.

We have learned a lot from events in the US and France, and the EU has moved to protect the elections — not only the elections themselves, but how the results are generated."

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Source: DW

Germany: 'Noticeable increase' in sabotage cyberattacks

Monday 09:53 GMT

Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has noticed an increase in the number and caliber of cyberattacks on vital utilities, according to Germany's Welt am Sonntag  newspaper.

"There has been a noticeable increase in the number and caliber of attacks, with the aim of shutting off power and water supplies." Security authorities were reported to believe that the number of attacks involving foreign intelligence agencies is on the rise.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte