Ukraine war: Digital and cyber aspects

How does the Ukraine-Russia conflict affect cyber activities and digital networks?

Samarkand Declaration - Shanghai Cooperation Organization

What's in the Samarkand Declaration of the Council of Heads of State of SCO?

Follow the process towards a Global Digital Compact

How will the Global Digital Compact be developed and what will it focus on?

77th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 77)

Join DW researchers on their deep dive into policy priorities, discussion framing, and the overall rhetorics of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA 77) high-level segment.

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Russian state TV protester gets house arrest accused of spreading fake news

Marina Ovsyannikova, Former Russian TV journalist, was placed under house arrest for two months due to the criminal case investigation where she was charged with spreading fake news about Russia’s armed forces. Russia passed a new law against discrediting the armed forces on March 4, eight days after invading Ukraine under the name of “special (See more)

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Xtreme RAT and Cryptominer delivered in pirated Windows Operating System

The Threat Response Unit (TRU) team of eSentire identified pirated Windows Operating System (OS) backdoored with CryptoMiner and Xtreme RAT. The TRU found that the behavior operated is identical to the one prescribed by Minerva Labs in mid-2021, which introduced ways to bypass Windows defender.

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Lazarus hacker group weaponise open-source software against several countries

Open-source software has been weaponised by threat actors connected to North Korea. The Lazarus Group, also known as Zinc, the actor tracked by Microsoft, is said to have carried out the attacks. Targets include media, defense and aerospace, and information technology sectors in the United States, UK, India, and Russia. 

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