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Biden’s ‘just enough’ strategy is subverting Zelensky’s capacity to close out Russia in Ukraine

by Jonathan Sweet and Mark Toth, Guest Authors General George Patton once famously stated that, “Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his military leadership, valiantly, are…

Militants within Russia may have assassinated daughter of a Putin ally, reports claim

Russia’s FSB is facing mounting criticism over its claim that a Ukrainian woman assassinated the daughter of a prominent Putin ally, with critics insisting it should look inside its own borders first. Speculation is now rife that the real architects…

Russians suspected of hacking a private social media account to smear Finland’s PM

Cyber experts fear Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has become the victim of a carefully orchestrated smear campaign, just as she has was gaining support on her call for an EU-wide ban on visas for Russian tourists. Tell-tale signs of…

From Russia without love – notorious hacking group Killnet target private and state institutions in Estonia In biggest cyber attack since 2007 

Pro-Russian hackers Killnet have again reminded the world that the war with Ukraine is not just being fought on the ground. This week, Killnet blitzed a wave of public and private websites in Estonia in the biggest cyber-attack of its…

US sanctions two Russian nationals for malign influence operations

Two Russian nationals, four US political groups and their prominent leaders have been sanctioned by the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Justice for plotting malign influence operations. Viewed as a textbook operation, Russian intelligence have…

Hawaiian Couple accused of being Russian spies

A U.S. defense contractor Walter Glenn Primrose and his wife Gwynn Morrison have been indicted on July 22, 2022, on multiple charges of identity theft and conspiracy against the United States. Preliminary evidence suggests espionage ties to Russia. Intriguing facts…

Ukraine intelligence publishes names of 620 Russian agents

In late March 2022, Ukraine intelligence has published the names of 620 Russian agents on it’s public website. Below is a copy of what was published: (English language copy further below) 1. АБАДЖИ МИХАИЛ ВАЛЕРЬЕВИЧ, 22.03.1977, 3802688956, 01.10.2002, МОСКВА, Б.ЛУБЯНКА…

Cyber groups supporting Russia

Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Western Intelligence agencies warned of potential cyber attacks from Russia towards Ukraine. Targets included military and government sites, and small businesses to large organisations. At the time, Western Intelligence agencies also highlighted that these…

Choosing sides in the Russia cyber conflict

Organised cyber groups, hacktivists and ransomware gangs have been playing an active part in the cyber conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Cyber groups supporting Russia Conti  UNC1151  Zatoichi  Killnet  XakNet  Stormous Ransomware  Digital Cobra Gang (DCG)  Freecivilian  SandWorm  The Red…