U.K. Targets Cybersecurity, Citing Russia Threat

Nov. 1 — Businesses and homes are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks as people install internet-connected appliances and companies rely on outdated systems, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said. Hammond used a speech in London Nov. 1 to set out the British government’s Cyber-Security Strategy, pledging to “strike back” against malicious activity. It came as…

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Top Putin aide hacked: Proxy cyberwar suspected

MOSCOW — A gigabyte of leaked emails this week to a top aide of Russian President Vladimir Putin reveal direct political and financial ties with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Putin has consistently denied any connection to the separatists, whether with military or financial support. Fighting has raged in eastern Ukraine for two years, since rebels in the Donetsk…

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France Warns Candidates of Cybersecurity Risk

Oct. 26 — France’s cybersecurity agency is briefing the country’s presidential candidates on hacking threats, drawing lessons from attacks that have disrupted the U.S. election campaign. As France prepares for elections less than six months after the U.S. chooses its own head of state, the National Defense and Security Secretariat will host some 30 campaign representatives…

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