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Russia: 2 elephants escape from circus

PHOTO provided by Anna Dubrovskaya, in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. When a circus troupe tried to load the animals into a truck to head to the next destination, they resisted, and walked away.

In Russia's third-largest city, Yekaterinburg, some residents recently witnessed two elephants wandering snowy streets, after escaping from an Italian circus ...

More than 800 Russian academic articles retracted after “bombshell” report reveals plagiarism and other misconduct

After Antiplagiat, a private plagiarism detection company, accused Russia's scientific and scholarly journals of being rife with plagiarism, self-plagiarism, duplication and other misconduct, the Russian Academy of Sciences chartered a committee to investigate the problem: their report confirmed the accusations, finding more instances of plagiarism/self-plagiarism, as well as instances in which the same paper ...

Russia calls Trump its ‘agent’ on state TV

Well, this is rather bold, isn't it.

Today, as Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was returning to Moscow from last week's visit with Donald Trump in the White House, Russian state media aired a segment with this title: “Puppet Master and ‘Agent’—- How to Understand Lavrov’s Meeting With Trump.”

Julia Davis at The Daily ...

Reddit security detects likely Russian campaign to leak documents

Yesterday, r/redditsecurity announced that it believes leaked internal secret documents about trade agreement discussions between the United States and the United Kingdom were posted to /r/worldpolitics by Russians:

Earlier this year Facebook discovered a Russian campaign on its platform, which was further analyzed by the Atlantic Council and dubbed “Secondary Infektion.” Suspect accounts on Reddit ...

Feds charge Evil Corp, Russia-based creators of Dridex malware, in $100 million bank hacking spree

The most on-brand name since “Fraud Guarantee.”

The U.S. departments of Justice and Treasury departments today announced sanctions against the Russian hacking group “Evil Corp.”

The Russian cybercrime organization stole “at least” $100 million from banks using malware that grabbed users' banking credentials, the DOJ/Treasury joint press release says.

The name “Evil Corp.” seems to allude to ...

Most of the largest US voting districts are vulnerable to email spoofing

Only 5% of the largest voting counties in the U.S. are protected against email impersonation and phishing attacks, seen as a key attack method by hackers who officials say want to disrupt the upcoming presidential election. The findings come less than a year before millions of Americans are set to go to the polls to ...