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BAD RABBIT: A New Epidemic of Ransonware

BAD RABBIT: A New Epidemic of Ransonware

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In 2017, two of the largest epidemics of cryptographers have already been recorded - we are talking about the notoriously sensational WannaCry and ExPetr (also Petya and NotPetya at the same time) - and now it looks like the third one is starting. This time the cryptographer is called Bad Rabbit - at least this name is written on the page in the darknet, on which its creators send for clarifying the details. So far, several Russian media have been affected by this encryptor, including Interfax and Fontanka . Also about the hacker attack - possibly connected with the same Bad Rabbit, - the airport of Odessa informs. For the decryption of files, attackers require 0.05 bitokoya, which is at the current rate approximately equivalent to 283 dollars or 15 700 rubles. The details of
Russian spy plane flies over DC and New Jersey

Russian spy plane flies over DC and New Jersey

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A Russian military spy plane cruised the skies over Washington and New Jersey on Wednesday — in a perfectly legal bit of aerial reconnaissance that nonetheless appeared to be an attempt to troll President Donald Trump. A 1992 agreement known as the Treaty on Open Skies allows each country to conduct surveillance flights over the other's territory, something the U.S. and Russia have done a combined 165 times over the past 15 years, according to the State Department.   But Russia's choice of targets this go-round have a decidedly Trumpian flavor, taking the spy plane over Trump's current hometown of Washington, D.C., and past Bedminster, N.J., where the president is vacationing at one of his golf clubs, according to a flight-tracking website monitored by POLITICO. "I don't know of an
US contractor charged with leaking classified report about Russia hacking voting machines

US contractor charged with leaking classified report about Russia hacking voting machines

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A government contractor in Georgia has been charged in federal court with leaking a classified report containing top-secret information to a news organization. The Department of Justice announced Monday prosecutors charged 25-year-old Reality Leigh (Sara) Winner of Augusta with mailing copies of classified documents to a reporter. Court records don't identify the agency Winner worked for or the news organization. Court records say the documents were produced on or about May 5 and contained "Top Secret level" information she obtained from her employer Pluribus Network. Pluribus Network is one of the number one government contracted network companies out of Augusta, Georgia. The website The Intercept reported Monday it obtained a top-secret National Security Agency report dated M...
The Real Reason John McCain Hates Russia! Oops!

The Real Reason John McCain Hates Russia! Oops!

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Sometimes the most subtle of comments is all it takes to explain a very large complex situation. John McCain has been a loose ally mutt when it comes to the Trump -Russia propaganda campaign and now we know why Ole' John McCain has so much hate for "Motha Russia" in the interview with Megan McCain she clearly says Russia has sanctioned the entire McCain family. But why? Three days after the first sanctions against Russia, on 20 March 2014, the Russian Foreign Ministry published a list of reciprocal sanctions against certain American citizens, which consisted of ten names, including Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, Senator John McCain, and two advisers to Barack Obama. The ministry said in the statement, "Treating our country in such way, as Washington could have alr
READOUT: Trump & Putin Talk About Working Together In North Korea & Syria In Phone Call

READOUT: Trump & Putin Talk About Working Together In North Korea & Syria In Phone Call

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President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone about coordinating efforts to work for diplomatic progress in North Korea and Syria in a phone call Tuesday. It was Trump and Putin’s first phone call since the United States issued an airstrike on Syria on April 6. The White House called the conversation between the two a “very good” phone call. Russian news agencies issued a readout of the call and said that the pair agreed to work together on the growing tensions in North Korea and came to an agreement on the ongoing situation in Syria. They agreed that the situation in the war-torn country has “gone on for far too long,” saying that “all parties” must do whatever they can to put an end to the intense violence. In addition, they talked “at len
F-35 deploys to Europe for the first time

F-35 deploys to Europe for the first time

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RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- F-35A Lightning IIs, Airmen and accompanying equipment arrived at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, today, marking the aircraft’s first overseas training deployment to Europe. The F-35As are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and will conduct air training over the next several weeks with other Europe-based aircraft in support of the European Reassurance Initiative. “This is an incredible opportunity for USAFE Airmen and our NATO allies to host this first overseas training deployment of the F-35A aircraft,” said Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air Forces Africa commander. “As we and our joint F-35 partners bring this ai
Russia’s new humanoid robot FEDOR practices target shooting but is ‘Not a Terminator’

Russia’s new humanoid robot FEDOR practices target shooting but is ‘Not a Terminator’

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The chief executive confirmed that the robot could do the splits to demonstrate its technical capabilities. Moreover, it can stand on one leg, having vertically lifted the other. Our chassis allows doing this. However, as part of the tests, this technical possibility did our robot a service when it had to overcome an obstacle," the Android Technics CEO said. The robot also has mobile fingers, he said. "We can also mention the robot’s ability to screw in a light bulb as an example of our own scientific and technical potential, which we have developed beyond the requirements of the Rescuer project," he added. Besides, the robot’s fine motor skills allow Fedor to insert the key in the lock, open the door of an apartment, switch on the light and drive a car. The robot Fedor has
A 7,500 mile journey on a 2,000 year old trade route – First direct train sets off from Britain to China

A 7,500 mile journey on a 2,000 year old trade route – First direct train sets off from Britain to China

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LONDON, U.K. - Marking history, the first direct train from Britain to China set off with thirty containers of British produced goods, on a 7,500 mile journey on Monday morning. The first rail freight service, DB Cargo locomotive, set out carrying whisky, soft drinks, vitamins, pharmaceuticals and baby products from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex’s DP World London Gateway rail terminal. The train that is set to arrive at Yiwu, eastern China on April 27, will pass through the Channel Tunnel into France and on to Belgium. It will also call in Duisburg, Germany, through Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Kazahkstan. According to officials, the journey is more economical than air freight and faster than sea freight. The service, which is part of China’s One Belt, One Road programme of reviving
Detection Of Radioactive Iodine In Europe

Detection Of Radioactive Iodine In Europe

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This is preliminary breaking information and is subject to change and or retraction. Ring of Five: the European network of experts As soon as abnormal traces of radioactivity are detected in the air anywhere in Europe, an informal network of experts from public bodies such as IRSN springs into action to locate their origin and evaluate the risks to the population.On March 18, 2015, a radioactivity monitoring station belonging to the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI) detected unusual traces of iodine-131 in the Stockholm region. The concentration did not present any risk to the population, but raised certain questions. Where was this pollution coming from? Did it concern other countries? Would it increase? To find out, the head of the Swedish station contacted European colleague...
Four Russian warplanes buzz US Navy ship

Four Russian warplanes buzz US Navy ship

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A defense official was quoted in saying that "A Russian Su-24 flew within 200 yards of the USS Porter last week, flying at an altitude of just 300 feet and a speed in excess of 500 knots. The jet was armed." Two defense officials said that the Navy tried to contact the Russian aircraft by radio but there was no response. The U.S. vessel did not take any evasive action. Cap. Danny Hernandez, the spokesman for U.S. European Command, called Friday's incidents "unsafe and unprofessional" due to the speed and distance of the aircraft from the ship.   All four Russian planes were flying without their transponders on, the U.S. officials said. Transponders help identify an aircraft, and American officials say flying with the transponders off increased the risk of an accident or ...