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Cyber criminal ‘stole £76m while working for Russian intelligence’

Cyber criminal ‘stole £76m while working for Russian intelligence’

Technology
A cyber criminal indicted in the US has been accused of working with Russian intelligence to steal classified government documents, according to a senior official at the US Treasury.The man was one of two suspects in Russia indicted by the US on Thursday for their part in developing the Dridex banking malware which has stolen millions from victims in the West. Victim organisations in more than 40 countries were hit by the Dridex malware, which allowed the alleged criminals to steal more than $ 100m (£76m) in one hacking campaign dating back to 2011.Maksim Yakubets is accused of being the leader of the hacking group calling itself "Evil Corp" while Igor Turashev has been accused of being one of the group's key administrators. Image: Russian cyber
Exporter: Russian foreign military sales on pace to hit $13.7B despite U.S. sanctions

Exporter: Russian foreign military sales on pace to hit $13.7B despite U.S. sanctions

Business
Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Despite U.S. sanctions, Russian arms sales are on pace to match 2018's export revenue of about $ 13.7 billion, the head of Russia's state-owned defense export company said Monday. Sergei Chemezov, chief executive officer of Rostec, said at the Dubai Air Show that Russia has confirmed sales of $ 11 billion so far this year, and expects to end 2019 with between $ 13.5 billion and $ 13.7 billion in defense-related exports. He acknowledged that Rosoboronexport, the country's arms agency, must accelerate its work until the end of the year to meet the goal. "We have two months left, so November and December." Chemezov said. "Overall, the sanctions, well, you can hear the results of Rosoboronexport, they're sort of self-explanatory. Last year, Rosoboronexport supplied military ...
Report: Turkey nearing purchase of Russian Su-35 fighter planes

Report: Turkey nearing purchase of Russian Su-35 fighter planes

Business
Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Turkey is nearing the purchase of between 36 and 48 Su-35 fighter planes from Russia, Turkish government sources confirmed. The figure of 48 planes would comprise two squadrons of the plane, and would complement the S-400 missile defense system that Turkey, a NATO member, purchased from Russia earlier this year and delivered in August. The plane and missile system are part of a cooperative engagement capability in which the Su-35s would act as airborne radar to guide the S-400's missiles as they engage enemy aircraft or missiles. Data from the S-400's ground based radars could also serve an Su-35 pilot, since the S-400's strongest capability is networking with other systems, including fighter planes and the Russian-made Pantsir low-level air defense system. Turkey was su...
Russian troops patrol Syrian border following deal with Turkey

Russian troops patrol Syrian border following deal with Turkey

World
Russian troops have begun patrols on the Syrian border to remove Kurdish fighters as part of an agreement with Turkey.The forces were seen heading towards the city of Kobane in northern Syria the day after Turkey and Russia agreed measures to remove Syrian Kurdish fighters from the border and jointly patrol the area. As part of the deal, Syrian President Bashar al Assad's forces will establish 15 posts at the border alongside Russian troops, according to the Interfax news agency. Image: Russian soldiers will be patrolling along the Syrian border. File pic The agreement came at the end of a five-day ceasefire which had been brokered to allow the Kurds to withdraw following Turkey's incursion into northeast Syria.Now the Kremlin has dem...

Russian crackdown on protesters seen as intimidation tactic

World
In just a few days, Sergei Abanichev was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a crime that could keep him behind bars for up to eight years — all, he says, for throwing a paper cup into the air at an opposition protest in Moscow. The 25-year-old sales manager got caught up in an investigation into what Russian authorities describe as rioting. Fourteen people were charged, mostly random protesters with no history of political activism. Analysts say the probe is an attempt to crack down on anti-Kremlin dissent with trivial accusations that range from throwing the cup to directing the crowd to step off the pavement. Vyacheslav Abanichev was at his family's summer cottage outside Moscow when his son called to say that a group of unknown men were banging on the door of the family's apartm