In an interview with Recorded Future News’ podcast "Click Here," Hartman says the cooperation between the US and foreign partners like Ukraine has become important in the effort to deter Russia’s cyber operations.
Troop buildups and diplomatic negotiations highlight the threat of a major land war in Europe. In cyberspace, Russia has been attacking Ukrainian infrastructure and government operations for years.
Since 2014, when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula and invaded eastern Ukraine, the government in Kyiv has transformed its approach to national security.
Russia probably has the means to attack US electrical grids and otherwise create havoc but probably won’t go that far. Instead, watch for disinformation aimed at undermining the US and NATO.
Chief prosecutor Karim Khan announces the ICC will open an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Venezuela. Also, the US has added NSO Group, the Israeli company behind the controversial Pegasus spyware, to its trade blacklist. And, the UK approves Molnupiravir, the first antiviral oral pill found to be effective in treating symptomatic COVID-19.
John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher with The Citizen Lab in Canada who discovered the Apple iPhone breach with his colleagues, joined The World's host Carol Hills to talk about the international spyware marketplace that fosters these kinds of exploits.
A tech scandal is unfolding in Berlin, involving Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union party and a young IT security researcher named Lilith Wittmann, who uncovered a major vulnerability in a campaign app.
Top of The World: The US on Monday accused China of a global hacking campaign that included a massive hack of the Microsoft Exchange email server software earlier this year. And, more than 100,000 people took to the streets across France over the weekend to protest the government’s new COVID-19 vaccination strategy. Also, the UK on Monday lifted nearly all coronavirus restrictions, in what has been dubbed “Freedom Day,” despite the country facing a growing number of infections.
Top of The World: REvil, a Russia-based hacking group behind recent ransomware attacks that crippled companies worldwide, has gone offline. And, four Iranian intelligence officials have been charged in New York’s Federal court with plotting to kidnap Iranian American journalist and activist Masih Alinejad. Also, the Penelakut Tribe in British Columbia, Canada, said it has found over 160 unmarked graves.
Egypt agrees to a deal to release the impounded Ever Given container ship blocking the Suez Canal. And, a ransomware attack has affected hundreds of companies worldwide. Plus, supporters of former South African President Jacob Zuma have surrounded his home as a human shield to prevent his arrest.