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Five killed in attack on church in Russia’s Dagestan: agencies

“MOSCOW (Reuters) – A man in Russia’s southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd leaving a church on Sunday, killing five people and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies reported, citing the local health ministry” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The attack occurred in the village of Kizlyar in the Muslim-majority republic of Dagestan, agencies said. The injured include two members of local security services and two civilians, also women, the Interfax news agency said.Russian news agencies said the attack occurred as churchgoers celebrated Maslenitsa, a…

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British woman murdered by boyfriend on Lapland husky farm

“After the attack Frybl left the scene with some of his dogs and walked around two-and-a-half miles into the woods before being arrested” writes Jeff Farrell for independent.co.uk. A man has been jailed for life for stabbing his British girlfriend to death at a husky farm in Lapland, Finland, in an attack described as “ferocious, brutal and violent “. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Welcome back, Barney: Owner Visser returns from heart attack

“Visser said the heart attack caught him by surprise” writes Dan Gelston for yahoo.com. Welcome back, Barney: Owner Visser returns from heart attack Martin Truex Jr., right, answers questions during an interview during media day for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Barney Visser was a few weeks removed from a heart attack when the Furniture Row Racing team he founded was running for a NASCAR championship with Martin Truex…

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publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus

“The Washington Post newspaper reported in January that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency attributed the NotPetya attack to Russian military hackers” writes Min Read for reuters.com. Moscow has previously denied being behind the NotPetya attack.The so-called NotPetya attack in June started in Ukraine where it crippled government and business computers before spreading around Europe and the world, halting operations at ports, factories and offices. Source: reuters.com Share This:

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U.K. blames Russia for crippling cyberattack

“Mondelez said shipment delays resulting from the attack caused its second quarter revenue to drop 2.7%” writes Ivana Kottasov for cnn.com. “The destructive attack masqueraded as ransomware, but its purpose was principally to disrupt,” the U.K. government said in a statement.Reckitt Benckiser (RBGLY), the British maker of Lysol, Mucinex and Clearasil, said the attack had a negative effect on its second quarter sales.Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre, which investigated the attack, said it demonstrated a “high level of planning, research and technical capability.”. The attack — called NotPetya — hit…

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UK blames Russia for NotPetya cyber-attack last year

“The UK government took the unusual step of publicly accusing Moscow of the NotPetya ransomware attack in June, which primarily targeted the Ukrainian financial, energy and government sectors” writes Sarah Marsh for theguardian.com. The defence minister has accused the Russian government of “undermining democracy” with a cyber-attack that targeted Ukraine and spread across Europe last year.The attack was designed to spread further and affected European and Russian companies. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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UK blames Russia for cyberattack, says won’t tolerate disruption

“Moscow has previously denied being behind the NotPetya attack” writes Simon Dawson for cnbc.com. The so-called NotPetya attack in June started in Ukraine where it crippled government and business computers before spreading around the world, halting operations at ports, factories and offices.Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser.British defence minister Gavin Williamson said the attack was part of a new era of warfare and Britain had to be…

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Researchers: cyberattack caused disruption to Pyeongchang2018.com and local internet, which grounded drones and more during Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony

“He declined to identify the victim but suggested that the credential thefts were similar to the ones that hackers would have needed before their opening ceremony attack” writes Nicole Perlroth for nytimes.com. Adam Meyers, vice president of intelligence at CrowdStrike, said his team had discovered time stamps that showed the destructive payload that hit the opening ceremony was constructed on Dec. 27 at 11:39 a.m.Those stolen credentials allowed attackers to spread their malware throughout the computer networks that support the Winter Games on Friday, just as the opening ceremony was…

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Devin Nunes’ news website crashes after attack on server

“Devin Nunes’ campaign committee, went down Sunday after “an attack” on the platform’s servers” writes Naomi Lim for washingtonexaminer.com. “Due to heavy traffic and an attack on our servers, you may encounter an error message when attempting to reach The Republican,” a spokesperson wrote on Facebook. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Olympics officials confirm there was a cyber attack during the Opening Ceremony — and Russia’s already denying they did it

“PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday’s opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source” reports businessinsider.com. Stakeholders of the Olympics have been wary of the threat from hacking and some sponsors have taken out insurance to protect themselves from a cyber attack.Cyber security researchers said in January they had found early indications that Russia-based hackers may be planning attacks against anti-doping and Olympic organizations in retaliation for Russia’s exclusion from the…

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