Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Wednesday a divisive bill into law that aims to increase the country’s sovereignty over its Internet and help defend against foreign cyber attacks. Critics, however, claim the law will further limit the country’s media freedom.
The U.S. Department of Justice indicted on Thursday seven Russian intelligence officers over alleged cyber attacks against the U.S. and its allies, saying they targeted the World Anti-Doping Agency, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and a nuclear power company in Pennsylvania.
Europol urged on Wednesday that users affected by this week’s "Petya" cyber-attack should not pay requested ransoms, because the proceeds fund organized crime.
Factories, hospitals and major corporations around the world grounded to a halt Friday after ransomware hit 200,000 targets in 150 countries, the largest cyber-attack of its kind ever recorded.
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