Aug 27, 2016

For China, Russia is more cyberprey than cyberpredator, firm says

While the West sees Russia as a cyberpredator, hackers in the East increasingly view it as prey, according to online security company Kaspersky Lab, which says there’s been a sharp spike in attacks from China. Cases of Chinese hacking of Russian industries including defense, ...

Aug 26, 2016

Electricity to be restored on Sakhalin Island after three-day outage

Residents on the Russian island of Sakhalin face restored electricity supplies on Saturday, three days after an outage plunged most of the island into darkness. A power transmission line failed in the early hours on Wednesday, leaving 12 districts without electricity, including the towns ...

Aug 26, 2016

Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring

A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars. Jurors deliberated over two days before finding Roman Seleznev guilty ...

Aug 21, 2016

Russian shot putter Kolodko stripped of London silver

For the third time in a week, Russia was stripped of a track-and-field medal Saturday after another athlete tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from previous Olympics. Evgenia Kolodko was disqualified and stripped of the silver medal in the women’s shot put ...

Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Aug 20, 2016

Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Japan produced a solid performance Friday to swim off with the team synchronized swimming bronze at the Rio Games. The eight-woman Japanese team, featuring duet bronze medalists Risako Mitsui and Yukiko Inui, scored 95.4333 points in Friday’s free routine to hang onto their third ...

Aug 20, 2016

Top-secret Cold War-era bank notes shown to public in Poland

Top-secret Cold War-era bank notes printed by the Warsaw Pact for use in case of a war with the West were shown publicly in the Polish capital for the first time on Friday. Code-named “E-17,” the crisp notes — issued in the 1970s and ...