Russia

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content

A Russian court fined US social media firms Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete illegal content, the latest salvo in a standoff between Russia and Big Tech.

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Biden orders probe of latest ransomware attack

President Biden has said he has directed US intelligence agencies to investigate who was behind a sophisticated ransomware attack that hit hundreds of American businesses and led t...

Platform Economy: SEC

US SEC probing SolarWinds clients over cyber breach disclosures

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a probe into last year’s SolarWinds cyber breach, focusing on whether some companies failed to disclose that they had bee...

US Commerce Secretary

US officials up pressure on firms, foreign adversaries over cyberattacks

US officials have ratcheted up pressure on companies and foreign adversaries to fight cybercriminals, and said President Biden is considering all options, including a military resp...

White House Press Conference

White House warns companies to step up cybersecurity

The White House warned business leaders to step up security measures to protect against ransomware attacks after intrusions disrupted operations at a major meatpacking company and ...

Huawei Technologies

Polish trial begins in Huawei-linked China espionage case

An espionage trial involving a former Polish secret services agent and an ex-employee of Huawei begins in a Warsaw court today as some European nations consider whether to exclude ...

Platform News: SolarWinds

Microsoft says group behind SolarWinds hack now targeting government agencies

The group behind the SolarWinds cyber attack identified late last year is now targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations, Microsoft...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Russia fines Google, Facebook for failing to delete banned content

A Russian court said on Tuesday it has fined US technology giants Google and Facebook over a failure to delete content that Moscow deems illegal, the latest development in an escal...

Platform News: Google

Russia gives Google 24 hours to delete banned content

Russia’s communications watchdog has given Google 24 hours to delete what it called prohibited content or be fined and said Moscow could eventually slow down the company̵...

Hackers and security

Ransomware gangs disrupted by response to Colonial Pipeline hack

Multiple ransomware groups claimed they were shutting down or scaling back operations last week as the US government ramped up pressure while tech companies, cryptocurrency exchang...

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia: IT firms must open offices in the country under new draft law

Foreign technology companies will be forced to open offices in Russia or face penalties such as advertising bans under draft legislation, a senior lawmaker has said, in a fresh mov...

Yandex Delivery

Yandex to launch e-grocery delivery in Paris then London

Yandex is set to launch its online grocery delivery in Paris in the second quarter of this year, the company said on Friday, after strong demand in Russia during the ongoing COVID-...

Platform News: SolarWinds

White House blames Russian spy agency SVR for SolarWinds hack

The Biden-Harris White House has said in a statement that Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, was responsible for the SolarWinds hack, which led to the c...

Moscow Skyline

Russian central bank considers digital rouble in 2023

The Russian central bank is considering limiting future transactions with a digital rouble to smooth the impact of its implementation, planned for 2023, Deputy Governor Alexei Zabo...

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