Posts Tagged ‘russia’

First TOR sites are raided, now Blackhole malware creator has been arrested in Russia

// October 9th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

It appears as if the creator of the popular Blackhole malware toolkit was been arrested in Russia yesterday. Word of the arrest began to leak yesterday morning but details were sketchy. First a mysterious tweet from a Dutch security investigator broke the news. Then a former Russian police detective in contact with Russia’s federal government […]

Pirate Party offers birthday gift for NASA – you can use our servers while U.S. funding gets worked out

// October 6th, 2013 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News, Hacking and Security

The Pirate Party of Russia (Russian: Пиратская Партия России, ППР), a grassroots effort to promote e-democracy, freedom of information, and protection of personal privacy, has offered NASA a birthday gift as the space institution marks its 55th birthday this week. While the space agency’s website has been shut down “due to the lapse in federal […]

Scientists discovered well-preserved, flowing Wooly Mammoth blood in Siberia

// May 31st, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

Russian scientists announced this week that they have found the body of a well-preserved fully-grown female mammoth trapped in the ice in Siberia. The creature has extremely well-preserved muscle tissue (colored a natural, fresh meat color) and shockingly, well-preserved, flowing blood. The pools of blood were found in cavities underneath the belly of the beast. […]

Russian daredevil sets world record base jumping off Mount Everest

// May 29th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

Valery Rozov, a Russian daredevil, claimed a world base jumping record this month in a leap off the north face of Mount Everest using a special wingsuit built for the occasion. The jump was from 23,687 feet (7,220 meters) to a glacier below at 19,521 feet (5,950 meters). Rozov glided for over a minute reaching […]

Russian explorers prove it’s possible to drive from Russia to Canada across North Pole

// May 20th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

It took two and a half months at a speed of only 6.2 MPH but Russian explorers have proven that it is indeed possible to drive from Russia to Canada across the North Pole. The seven Russian explorers drove a custom-made bus in an effort to road test the automobile over ice and water. It’s […]

Differences in Chinese and Russian security philosophies and how the United States should counter

// April 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // Technology

I enjoy hacking. The intrigue, digging through arcane protocol specs in order to discover some new architectural design flaw or idiotic programmer bug, and the excitement surrounding a mysterious hidden world that few are capable of experiencing, in my mind is akin to losing yourself deep in a software coding problem. I consider myself a […]

Largest DDoS attack in history clogs Internet and emphasizes the need to correct Open DNS resolvers [UPDATE]

// March 31st, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

A 300 Gigabit per second denial of service attack has been crowned the biggest DDoS operation to date. For over a week, European spam-blocking service Spamhaus has been subjected to a brutal Denial of Service attack that has been so large, it has threatened to slow down the entire Internet infrastructure.

Abandoned Russian “ghost ship” in North Atlantic is adrift and looking for a home

// February 23rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

The Lyubov Orlova, a Russian cruise ship that had been abandoned in Canadian ports for over two years, has been adrift in the North Atlantic for two months, floating from coast to coast while authorities turn their heads refusing to accept responsibility for securing the floating “ghost ship”. The Lyubov Orlova left Canada’s shores on […]

Russian “GhostShell” hacktivist group release 2.5 million records containing Russian government records

// November 3rd, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Russian hacktivist organization, GhostShell (@TeamGhostshell), have released 2.5 million records pilfered from Russian government and corporate servers. Files dumped include names, passwords, home addresses, job titles, phone numbers, and email addresses of government insiders. In a mission they call #ProjectBlackStar, the files were dumped on Github (where they were promptly deleted) and linked from Pastebin […]

Georgia silently takes over Russian hacker’s computer – uses his webcam to secretly take video footage of him at work

// October 31st, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

In a report titled “Cyber Espionage against Georgian Government”, the Georgian CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) claims it has linked an attack on its systems to Russia’s security services. The report describes how Georgia’s CERT purposely infected one of their own machines with malware, a ZIP file named “Georgian-NATO agreement”. The hacker took the bait […]

Russian Yandex expands beyond search engine services further challenging Google with new web browser and app store

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

Russian based Internet search engine Yandex has been in the news a lot lately. Now Yandex, which is ranked as the 5th largest search engine worldwide, is further encroaching on Google’s territory, introducing a new web browser and mobile application store.

Is a Jurassic Park style Woolly Mammoth in the making?

// September 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Geology and Archaeology News

Scientists in Russia have found the remains of a woolly mammoth in a remote area of Russia and the sample they found has some cell nuclei intact providing some hope that the cells can be used to clone a living woolly mammoth (think Jurassic Park).