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Fake Russian heiress and Trump

THE FBI is probing startling claims that an alleged Ukrainian master con-woman posed as a member of a rich European banking dynasty to gain repeated access to the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Donald Trump. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…

Did Russian spymasters kill the husband of their superspy to create the perfect widow socialite cover?

OLGA Kolobova will go down as a hero in her native Russia as the superspy who used the cover of a widow socialite to dupe NATO officials in Naples. Using the fictitious name Maria Adela Kuhfeldt Rivera – Maria Adela…

Franco-British missile firm targeted by cybercriminals who demand £273k for stolen data

Stolen missile data, which purports to include blueprints of weapons used by NATO allies in the Russia-Ukraine war, is being offered for sale on Russian and English hacker forums, it has emerged. A cybercriminal group, using the pseudonym of Adrastea,…

Ireland – Russia’s spy central

Accessing EU correspondence, targeting US tech firms operating in the South, and infiltrating UK companies in Northern Ireland and mainland Great Britain, former military intelligence officer Philip Ingram explains why Russian spies have been in the news in Ireland, and…

How Chinese propagandists use threats of death, rape and assault to suppress dissent over Xinjiang

Social media trolling, which “frequently evolve (s) into threats of death, rape, or assault”, is being deployed by China to suppress reports of atrocities against Uyghurs and other minorities in the Xinjiang region, according to a newly released US Department…

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…

Cyber Crime Report – Enisa Study

RANSOMWARE attacks are expanding at such an exponential rate that they will cost the global economy ten trillion dollars ($10 trillion) by 2025, according to an influential new study. The figure came from researchers at the European Union Agency for…

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…