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Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, a senior administration official said. Many ransomware gangs operate from Ukraine and Russia, private sector cybersecurity experts say. Some US officials and analysts […]

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U.S. sanctions Russian research institute linked to dangerous malware program

Washington imposed sanctions on Friday on a Russian research institute tied to the development of a dangerous computer program capable of causing catastrophic industrial damage, a move that Russia called illegitimate. The U.S. Treasury Department alleged that the Russian government-backed Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics – also known by its Russian acronym, […]

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Putin raises tax for wealthy Russians ahead of vote on his rule

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin raised income tax for wealthy Russians and offered new state handouts to families with children on Tuesday, days before the country votes on reforms that could keep him in power until 2036. In a televised speech to the nation, Putin, 67, said Russia’s response to the coronavirus crisis had […]