Why Russia’s “disconnection” from the Internet isn’t amounting to much

Enlarge Sean Gladwell / Getty Images Rumors of Russian Internet services degrading have been greatly exaggerated, despite unprecedented announcements recently from two of the world’s biggest backbone providers that they were exiting the country following its invasion of Ukraine. Just as ISPs provide links connecting individuals or organizations to the…

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Hackers stoke pandemonium amid Russia’s war in Ukraine

Enlarge Elena Lacey | Getty Images On Thursday, hackers defaced a Russian Space Research Institute website and leaked files that they allege are stolen from Roscosmos, the Russian space agency. Their message? “Leave Ukraine alone else Anonymous will f*ck you up even more.” Meanwhile a DDoS attack pummeled Russia's .ru…

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A white supremacist website got hacked, airing all its dirty laundry

Enlarge / Patriot Front members spray-painting in Springfield, Illinois. Unicornriot.ninja Chat messages, images, and videos leaked from the server of a white supremacist group called Patriot Front purport to show its leader and rank-and-file members conspiring in hate crimes, despite their claims that they are a legitimate political organization. Patriot…

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If you like the data on your WD My Cloud OS 3 device, patch it now

Enlarge Western Digital Western Digital has patched three critical vulnerabilities—one with a severity rating of 9.8 and another with a 9.0—that make it possible for hackers to steal data or remotely hijack storage devices running version 3 of the company’s My Cloud OS. CVE-2021-40438, as one of the vulnerabilities is…

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