Russia has fined Telegram 800,000 Russian ruble — approximately $14,000 — for failing to comply with a government order that required the company to provide access to encrypted conversations to Russian intelligence agency FSB.
The US has won four legal battles with Russian authorities for the extradition of five highly valued suspects, all Russian nationals, for their involvement with various cyber-crime related activities.
Russian officials said they are considering a ban on Facebook for the start of 2018 unless the social network is willing to comply with the country's new privacy and user protection rules.
Russian police acknowledged today that they were responsible for taking down RAMP [Russian Anonymous Marketplace] — a Tor-based market that primarily sold drugs — a Russian Interior Ministry official told Russian news agency TASS today.
In a Binding Operational Directive published today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the US government has banned the use of Kaspersky Lab security software on government computers.
A cyber-espionage group believed to be operating out of Russia for the past two decades has deployed a new backdoor trojan on computers at embassies in Southeast Europe, former Soviet states, and some South American countries.
A Russian television station — TV Rain — claims to have obtained insider information about the arrests of Sergey Mikhailov, a Russian intelligence agent that lead the FSB's Center for Information Security, and Dmitry Dokuchayev, also an FSB agent and Mikhailov's deputy.
After the US government has spent probably millions of dollars developing hacking tools, Russian hackers are now using them to spy on guests across hotels in Europe and the Middle East.
Greek police arrested a Russian national, Alexander Vinnik, 38, for his role as owner of the BTC-e Bitcoin trading platform. In the US, the Department of Justice (DOJ) formally indicted Vinnik on 21 charges related to money laundering and the operation of an unlicensed money exchange.
Over 500,000 users have had their computers infected with a stealthy malware named Stantinko, according to a 99-page report released yesterday by Slovak antivirus maker ESET.
Russian-speaking criminals are offering a six-week online course that teaches wannabe hackers all they need to know to enter the online fraud and carding scene.
Last week, the media was abuzz with apocalyptic headlines about how Russian hackers were launching cyber-attacks on the US energy and nuclear sector.
A judge in Moscow sentenced today Vladimir Anikeyev, the ringleader of a Russian hacking group known as Shaltai Boltai (Russian for "Humpty Dumpty") to two years in prison.
Russian lawmakers are drafting a bill that would prohibit the use of Western antivirus products inside the country. If approved, the law will come into effect by mid-2019.
On Friday, three cyber-security firms have come forward with reports or statements that link the NotPetya ransomware outbreak to a cyber-espionage group known for a large number of past cyber-attacks, such as the one on Ukraine's power grid in December 2015.
A draft of the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018" — which approves the budget and policies for US defensive projects — outlines a ban on the usage of Kaspersky Lab software products at DOD facilities under the explanation that the Russian antivirus vendor "might be vulnerable to Russian government influence."