Dateline Moscow and Kyiv: Russia slowly shifts its forces and redoubles indirect fire against cities (with appropriate disinformation).
Ukraine at D+53: Retaliation and disinformation. (The CyberWire) As Russia increases missile and rocket strikes against Ukrainian cities (in retaliation for Ukrainian "diversions," "sabotage," and "terrorism," says Moscow; in revenge for the loss of the cruiser Moskva, says everyone else) and redeploys forces to Donbas and the coast, nuisance-level cyber operations continue.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: List of key events day 54 (Al Jazeera) As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 54th day, we take a look at the main developments.
Ukraine Live Updates: Russia Claims Strikes on Hundreds of Targets (New York Times) Missiles slammed into Kharkiv and Lviv, where seven people were killed in the western city’s first known deaths in the war. The attacks came amid signs that a new Russian onslaught in eastern Ukraine was getting underway.
Ukrainian officials: Russian strikes kill at least 7 in Lviv (AP NEWS) Russian forces launched missile attacks on the western city of Lviv and pounded other targets across Ukraine on Monday in what appeared to be an intensified bid to wear down the country’s defenses ahead of an all-out assault on the east.
Zelenskiy says Russia wants to ‘destroy’ Ukraine’s entire Donbas region (the Guardian) Ukraine defies Russian ultimatum and pledges to keep defending Mariupol as bombs hit Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv
Why Russia gave up on urban war in Kyiv and turned to big battles in the east (Washington Post) Just weeks into its war in Ukraine, Russia has shifted its focus to the country’s east, redeploying weapons and troops and increasing attacks on key towns and cities.
Andriy Zagorodnyuk explains why Russia’s army is failing in Ukraine (The Economist) Ukraine’s former defence minister says Russia badly underestimated both Ukraine and the West
Kennan Cable No. 76: From Historical Fallacy to Tragic, Criminal Loss: Putin’s Case for Invading Ukraine (Wilson Center) On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. A variety of data indicate that the aggressor was counting on a blitzkrieg. Russian police units moved with the army—they were supposed to “ensure law and order” as the military seized territory. The Ukrainian military seized equipment and uniforms intended for the “victory parade,” while operational documents indicate that the invasion’s maximum planned duration was two weeks. Russian commanders provided their troops with rations and fuel for two to three days.
The Bigger Winner in the Ukraine War: The CIA and U.S. Intel Community? (19FortyFive) There were several times before the Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in which the U.S. Intelligence Community made bold predictions.
Russia exacts revenge for sinking of the Moskva with bombardment of Kyiv (The Telegraph) Relative calm of recent weeks is shattered, as Ukrainians urged to stay away from cities facing fresh onslaught
Russia says missile attacks on Kyiv will increase (Military Times) Russia’s Defense Ministry promised Friday to ramp up missile attacks on the Ukrainian capital.
Kyiv 'not safe' warns mayor as Russia launches fresh attacks (The Telegraph) Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, has urged residents who have evacuated from the capital not to return just yet after the city came under fire on Saturday morning.
'Hundreds dead' after Ukraine sinks Russia's flagship Moskva (The Telegraph) The incident may end up being the worst single Russian military casualty event since the Second World War
Film and photos appear to show Russian cruiser Moskva shortly before it sank (the Guardian) Images and video, which have not been independently confirmed, show plume of black smoke rising from heavily-damaged vessel
Ukraine morning briefing: Five developments as Volodymyr Zelensky praises Ukraine for withstanding 50 days of war (The Telegraph) Plus: Powerful explosions rock Kyiv and Ukraine mocks the sinking of Russia's Black Sea flagship
‘Neptune’ missile strike shows strength of Ukraine’s homegrown weapons (Washington Post) Soon after Russia seized Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014, a Ukrainian defense firm used an arms show in Kyiv to unveil its latest project: an anti-ship cruise missile it called “Neptune.”
Ukraine morning briefing: Five developments as Russia sets deadline for Ukraine to surrender (The Telegraph) Plus: Reeling from the loss of its Black Sea flagship, Russia continues to exact revenge by launching missile strikes on Ukraine's capital
Mariupol defenders defy Russian order to 'surrender and live' (The Telegraph) The last remaining Ukrainian fighters defending Mariupol have defied Russia’s deadline to “lay down their arms”.
Mariupol defenders defy Russian ultimatum and return to street battles in ‘fight to the end’ (The Telegraph) Volodymyr Zelensky urges West to take seriously the threat of a Russian nuclear attack as Ukrainian troops continue to defy expectations
Last Ukrainian Defenders of Mariupol Reject Russian Offer to Surrender (Time) The fall of Mariupol, the site of a merciless 7-week-old siege that has reduced much of the city to a smoking ruin, would be Moscow's biggest victory of the war.
Ukraine's port of Mariupol holding out against all odds (AP NEWS) Under relentless bombardment and a Russian blockade, the key port of Mariupol is holding out, but weapons and supplies shortages could weaken the resistance that has thwarted the Kremlin's invasion plans.
The AP Interview: UN food chief says Mariupol is starving (AP NEWS) The head of the U.N. World Food Program said people are being “starved to death” in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, and he predicted the country's humanitarian crisis is likely to worsen as Russia intensifies its assault in the coming weeks.
Ukraine-Russia peace talks will end if Moscow ‘eliminates’ Mariupol fighters, says Zelenskiy (the Guardian) Russia has told Ukrainian soldiers in southern city to surrender as Ukraine president laments ‘inhuman’ situation there
Russian soldiers 'digging up buried bodies in Mariupol' (The Telegraph) Ukrainians in the besieged city of Mariupol have accused Russian troops of digging up "people killed by them" and preventing new burials.
Up to 3,000 Ukraine troops killed since Russia invaded, says Zelenskiy, as battle rages in Mariupol (the Guardian) Ukraine president claims up to 20,000 Russian soldiers have died; reprisals from Moscow expected in wake of sinking of flagship cruiser the Moskva
'Wolverines' graffiti straight out of 'Red Dawn' showing up all over battlefields in Ukraine (Task & Purpose) Tagging knocked out tanks and armored vehicles with the slogan seems to be the latest meme of the Ukraine invasion.
Russia Crisis Military Assessment: How Ukraine can take the fight to Russia (Atlantic Council) As Ukraine prepares for a larger fight against Russian forces in the east, its military is in urgent need of weapons that will support an offensive, according to our military fellows.
Putin’s Ukraine War: Belarus dictator switches from arsonist to firefighter (Atlantic Council) Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is trying to change his role in Vladimir Putin's Ukraine War from that of arsonist to firefighter as Belarusian public opinion firmly opposes any involvement in the conflict.
The United Nations refugee agency says 4,869,019 Ukrainians had left the country since Russia invaded – as it happened (the Guardian) This liveblog is now closed
Opinion: Putin’s Plan A in Ukraine has failed. We can’t let his Plan B succeed. (Washington Post) Ukraine’s brave and brilliant response to Russia’s attack is rightly being celebrated across the world. But it might be obscuring a growing danger. While the assault on Kyiv and the surrounding region has failed, Moscow’s strategy in the south and east of Ukraine could well succeed.
Russians at War (Foreign Affairs) Putin’s aggression has turned a nation against itself.
Opinion: Vladimir Kara-Murza from jail: Russia will be free. I’ve never been so sure. (Washington Post) Editor’s note: On Monday, Russian human rights activist and Post contributing columnist Vladimir Kara-Murza gave an interview in Moscow to CNN in which he harshly criticized the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A few hours later, he was picked up by police and summarily sentenced to 15 days in jail on a charge of disobeying law enforcement. Kara-Murza sent this column to The Post through his lawyer.
What would happen if Russia invaded Finland? Experts weigh in (Newsweek) Russia has warned that it could deploy nuclear weapons to the Baltic region if Finland and Sweden join NATO.
Going Nordic: What NATO membership would mean for Finland and Sweden (Atlantic Council) As both countries inch toward formally joining the Alliance, we answer six burning questions about what the future holds.
Police: More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region (AP NEWS) KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The bodies of more than 900 civilians have been discovered in the region surrounding the Ukrainian capital following Russia's withdrawal — most of them fatally shot, police said Friday, an indication that many people were "simply executed.”
Opinion | The Mercenaries Behind the Bucha Massacre (Wall Street Journal) Professional soldiers like the Wagner Group let clients wage war brutally at minimal political cost.
Putin prepared to use nuclear weapons—Khrushchev's great-granddaughter (Newsweek) Nina Khrushcheva said she fears Russian President Vladimir Putin will eventually deploy tactical nuclear weapons to claim victory in Ukraine.
Russia’s Kramatorsk ‘Facts’ Versus the Evidence (bellingcat) What can open source material tell us about the attack on Kramatorsk railway station that left dozens dead?
Russia’s Bucha ‘Facts’ Versus the Evidence (bellingcat) Open source evidence appears to contradict Russian claims of elaborate fakes in Ukrainian town where dead bodies were found strewn across street.
Ukraine is scanning faces of dead Russians, then contacting the mothers (Washington Post) Ukrainian officials say the use of facial recognition software could help end the brutal war. But some experts call it ‘classic psychological warfare’ that sets a gruesome precedent.
Video: Journey to Transnistria: Inside Russia’s Disinformation Bubble (New York Times) We traveled inside Transnistria, a Moscow-backed breakaway state in Moldova, to find out how Russia’s disinformation campaign stretches beyond its borders.
Occupants send computer viruses allegedly on behalf of SBU (Interfax-Ukraine) The State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection warns of a new cyber attack using references to the SBU.
Ransomware groups go after a new target: Russian organizations (The Record by Recorded Future) In many ransomware incidents, Russia-linked actors often play the role of attacker rather than the victim.
Currency.com Targeted in Failed Cyber-Attack (Accesswire) Currency.com, the high-growth global crypto exchange, has today confirmed it was the target of a failed distributed "denial of service" (DDoS) cyber-attack. The DDoS attack was attempted on Tuesday, 12 April. The attack was unsuccessful and no customer accounts or data were compromised during the incident. The attempted cyber-attack occurred on the same day Currency.com announced it was halting
Currency.com reveals ‘failed' Russian cyberattack after leaving Russia last week (Finbold) Currency.com has revealed the crypto trading platform was the target of a hacking effort after the suspension of its activities in Russia.
Personal data breaches are falling – except in Russia (Tech Monitor) The number of people affected by personal data breaches fell 95% in the last year, but retaliatory attacks on Russia are growing.
What does Ukraine's success in defending itself against cyberattacks mean for the US? (CBS) Russian hackers' efforts against Ukraine have escalated in the run-up to the 2022 invasion, but Ukraine defended itself so successfully that it holds lessons for U.S. national cyber defense.
Shields Up: U.S. officials preparing for potential Russian cyberattacks (CBS News) Bill Whitaker reports on the proven capabilities of Russia's hackers, who just a few years ago were able to infiltrate the computer network of a Kansas nuclear power plant.
Cyberspace and the conflict in Ukraine: a provisional assessment (UK in a changing Europe) Joe Devanny explores the significance of cyberspace security in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Cyber-Escalation Fallacy (Foreign Affairs) What the War in Ukraine Reveals About State-Backed Hacking
GitHub suspends accounts of Russian devs at sanctioned companies (BleepingComputer) Russian software developers are reporting that their GitHub accounts are being suspended without warning if they work for or previously worked for companies under US sanctions.
Ukraine wants U.S. to name Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. What does that mean? (Washington Post) As Russia renews and refocuses its attacks on eastern and southern Ukraine, and as more evidence of apparent Russian atrocities emerges, Kyiv has asked Washington to deploy one of the most potent tools in its arsenal of sanctions: adding Moscow to the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism.
At what point do Russian war crimes in Ukraine qualify as genocide? (Atlantic Council) On the US Senate floor on the evening of April 6, US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer directly accused Russia of waging a genocidal war in Ukraine. “When we murder wantonly innocent civilians because of who they are whether it be their religion, their race, or their nationality, that is genocide, and Mr. Putin is guilty of it.”
Live Update | Zelenskyy: Troops inflict 'deliberate terror' (AP NEWS) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russian troops in southern Ukraine have been carrying out torture and kidnappings, and he called on the world Sunday to respond. “Torture chambers are built there,” Zelenskyy said in an evening address to the nation.
Atrocities in Ukraine War Have Deep Roots in Russian Military (New York Times) Like the shelling of cities, the seemingly pointless, close-up killing of individuals recalls wars in Chechnya. Do they reflect intent, or only indifference, propaganda and a military culture of violence?
U.S., allies plan for long-term isolation of Russia (Washington Post) A new strategy would mark a return to containment after years of seeking cooperation and coexistence with Moscow
Losses in Ukraine Won't Change Russian Threat or USAF Posture, Brown Says (Air Force Magazine) Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. said Russia’s losses of conventional equipment won't much change how the U.S. views the threat from that country.
The West Finally Starts Rolling Out the Big Guns for Ukraine (Foreign Policy) Some Ukrainians fear it could be too little, too late.
Russia warns US of repercussions if it sends more arms to Ukraine – reports (the Guardian) Diplomatic note talks of ‘unpredictable consequences’ as US readies $800m of military hardware
Russia bars U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson from entering country (Newsweek) The Russian Foreign Ministry cited "unprecedented hostile action" by the U.K. government for its decision.
Nato allies send first heavy weaponry to Ukraine as it prepares for fresh Russian assault (The Telegraph) The Russian assault in the Donbas will see Ukrainian troops face down Soviet-era weaponry with Western-provided artillery and helicopters
The EU Has Lots of Options for Targeting Russian Oil. It Should Use Them (World Politics Review) The EU’s latest sanctions package, announced April 7, includes a ban on Russian coal imports from August onward. But a coal ban is not going to hit Russia’s economy very hard. As Russia prepares its next offensive in eastern Ukraine, Europe should move swiftly toward measures that target Russian oil imports.
Germany isolated and humiliated after Scholz's toughest week as chancellor (The Telegraph) German president not welcome in Kyiv as chancellor blocks energy embargo and vacillates over arms deliveries
Ukraine war tests boundaries of China, Russia alliance: experts (Newsweek) Former U.S. Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill told Newsweek that the relationship between the two nations is a "strategic choice for China.
Putin’s Pollock: US seafood imports fuel Russian war machine (AP NEWS) A U.S. ban on seafood imports from Russia over its invasion of Ukraine was supposed to sap billions of dollars from Vladimir Putin’s war machine.
Russia's debt default will be one of the hardest in history to resolve and could see the US seize the central bank's assets, economist says (Business Insider) The US seized Afghanistan's central bank reserves and could do it again with Russia, according to the consultancy Oxford Economics.
Tech Bans Hurt Russian Dissidents More than They Help Ukraine (Wired) To win PR points, Western tech companies are indiscriminately endangering people's health and livelihoods.
Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
Event Overview: CONTI Leaks 2022 (BlueVoyant) In this document we aim to examine the CONTI ransomware group and describe its methodology and actions in an accessible manner.
New Industrial Spy stolen data market promoted through cracks, adware (BleepingComputer) Threat actors have launched a new marketplace called Industrial Spy that sells stolen data from breached companies, promoting the site through adware and software cracks.
CatalanGate: Extensive Mercenary Spyware Operation against Catalans Using Pegasus and Candiru (The Citizen Lab) The Citizen Lab, in collaboration with Catalan civil society groups, has identified at least 65 individuals targeted or infected with mercenary spyware, including members of the European Parliament, Catalan Presidents, legislators, jurists, and members of civil society organisations.
How vx-underground is building a hacker's dream library (The Record by Recorded Future) When malware repository vx-underground launched in 2019, it hardly made a splash in the hacking world. "I had no success really," said its founder, who goes by the online moniker smelly_vx.
Spanish FA private info stolen in cyber attack (ESPN) The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has reported to police that it was the victim of a cyber-attack.
Rideau Hall cyberbreach was ‘sophisticated’ incident, internal documents show - National (Global News) Internal government emails, obtained through the Access to Information Act, say officials were "unable to confirm the full extent of the information that was accessed.''
CYBER ATTACK: OTC announces it was a victim of cyber fraud (KY3) The college notified law enforcement authorities as soon as the fraud was discovered.
Maui County contains attempted cyber attack on network (KHON2) Officials reported on Friday that the County’s Information and Technology Service Division identified an attempted cyber attack on the County’s network.
CISA Adds Nine Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog (CISA) CISA has added nine new vulnerabilities to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation. These types of vulnerabilities are a frequent attack vector for malicious cyber actors and pose significant risk to the federal enterprise. Note: to view the newly added vulnerabilities in the catalog, click on the arrow on the of the "Date Added to Catalog" column, which will sort by descending dates.
Police website under cyber attack (News 1st) The Police website (police.lk) is currently down. Police sources stated that the website was subjected to a cyber attack.
Security Patches, Mitigations, and Software Updates
Microsoft releases patch for RCP vulnerability (why you need to act quickly) (VentureBeat) While the RCP vulnerability may seem simple to patch and mitigate on the surface, historically, many organizations have struggled to deploy critical security patches until it's too late.
Google issues third emergency fix for Chrome this year (Register) The latest patch is aimed at a type confusion vulnerability that is actively being exploited
Google Emergency Update Fixes Chrome Zero-Day (Dark Reading) Google patches a critical flaw in its Chrome browser, bringing its count of zero-day vulnerabilities fixed in 2022 to four.
Latest Update for Google Chrome Fixes Actively Exploited 0-day Flaw (HackRead) One of the two security vulnerabilities identified in the Google Chrome web browser was reportedly being actively exploited in the wild.
Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome (CISA) Google has released Chrome version 100.0.4896.127 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses a vulnerability that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system. This vulnerability has been detected in exploits in the wild. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release Note and apply the necessary updates.
VMware Releases Security Updates for Cloud Director (CISA) VMware has released security updates to address a remote code execution vulnerability in Cloud Director. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. CISA encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2022-0013 and apply the necessary updates.
Microsoft: Office 2013 will reach end of support in April 2023 (BleepingComputer) Microsoft has reminded customers this week that Microsoft Office 2013 is approaching its end of support next year, advising to switch to a newer version to reduce their exposure to security risks.
Banking insights of interest. (Quantum Metric) A look at how digital has changed consumers' relationships with money and their banks.
Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 Claims Cloud Identities Too Permissive (SDxCentral) Unit 42 researchers found that nearly 99% of cloud identity and access management policies are overly permissive.
Would Americans want to delete themselves from the internet? (NordVPN) What would it take for you to want to delete yourself from the internet? As users grow more aware of the privacy and cybersecurity threats, some are starting to understand that a smaller online
Prelude raises $24M to help organizations harden their cybersecurity defenses (TechCrunch) The Series A round will help the company build out its engineering team.
Hacware Takes $2.3M in Seed Funding to Stop Identity Theft and Data Breaches Caused by Phishing (Channel Futures) The financing will fuel security training to help companies avoid the evolving dangers of identity theft from phishing.
Finding a Microsoft 365 bug is now more lucrative than ever (TechRadar) Rewards have been increased for discovering and reporting high-impact bugs
Tanium's headcount climbs in Kirkland after moving HQ from Bay Area (Seattle Inno) Kirkland-based cybersecurity company Tanium is rapidly growing its local presence after moving its headquarters here from the Bay Area in 2020.
IT security firm ESET Canada moves its headquarters to Thornhill (Toronto Star) Private event for team members kicked off official launch April 11
Tokenization Killer Titaniam Welcomes Cybersecurity Powerhouses to Boa (PRWeb) Titaniam, Inc., the industry's most advanced data protection and cyber immunity platform, today announced five new members to its board of advisors, deepening
Products, Services, and Solutions
Ukraine Proves Cyber War Has No Borders (MSSP Alert) Here's how MSSPs can boost security for customers as the risk of global, nation-state cyberattacks rises, according to BlackBerry.
5 benefits Google Cloud Platform customers may get from the Mandiant acquisition (SC Magazine) From new products and services to valuable insights before an attack happens, Google Cloud Platform customers stand to benefit.
S-NET Communications Expands Its Partnership with Versa Networks to Offer Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Solutions to Multi-Location Enterprise Clients (Business Wire) S-NET Communications has expanded its partnership with Versa Networks to offer Versa SASE as part of its portfolio of managed networking services.
Technologies, Techniques, and Standards
World´s Largest International Live-Fire Cyber Exercise launches in Tallinn (CCDCOE) From 19th-22nd of April, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) organises Exercise Locked Shields 2022, the annual largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise in the world. Cyber experts practise the protection of national civilian and military IT systems and critical infrastructure in a large-scale cyber-attack.
NATO Cyber Game Tests Defenses Amid War in Ukraine (Wall Street Journal) NATO’s large, multiday cyber defense exercise is set to bring together technical experts from alliance countries and Ukraine nearly two months after Russia’s invasion.
Design and Innovation
DuckDuckGo 'Removes' Pirate Sites and YouTube-DL from Its Search Results (Updated) (TorrentFreak) Search engine DuckDuckGo has completely removed all search results for popular pirate sites including The Pirate Bay, 1337x, and Fmovies.
Apple’s Privacy Rules Leave Its Engineers in the Dark (The Information) Privacy is one of the selling points of Apple products. But for employees who develop these products, it can be a pain. Apple doesn’t collect a lot of customer data from its services, including Apple Maps, the Siri voice assistant and its paid video-streaming service, according to more than a ...
Could moving to secured hyperelliptic curves help build a be... (MENAFN) <p>Abu Dhabi-UAE: Elliptic curves are widely used in cryptographic algorithms for key exchange and blockchain applications. In addition, there is gr
Cybersecurity experts recruiting IIT students to fight back against threats online (CBS News) "Often, we deal with hundreds of millions of attacks every single day, and all of those are potentially a threat to the nation at large," said Don Means Jr., head of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Legislation, Policy, and Regulation
The West Must Widen the War on Kleptocracy (Foreign Policy) Russian sanctions have shown how democracies can flex their power.
In latest gaming crackdown, China bans livestreaming of unauthorised titles (Reuters) China said on Friday the livestreaming of unauthorised video games was banned, signalling stricter enforcement of rules as part of its broad crackdown on the gaming industry aimed at purging content the government does not approve of.
President Biden Signs Bill Mandating Cyber Reporting For Critical Infrastructure Entities (Mondaq) On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022.
One Year In, SEC's Gensler Has Delivered A Rulemaking Storm - (Law360) After taking the helm of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission one year ago, Chair Gary Gensler has set forth an ambitious rulemaking agenda that has accelerated briskly in recent months, imposing lofty disclosure requirements as the agency looks to tighten its grip on a range of players across the financial markets.
Marine Corps Pursuing Partial Solutions to Quickly Meet New Cyber Challenges (USNI News) NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Seeking to meet new challenges in the space and cyber domain, the Marine Corps is pursuing partial solutions to move the ball forward, the service’s senior officer for cyber and space said this week. “We’re not taking years to re-write doctrine” to meet the problems these domains present, said Maj. Gen. …
Litigation, Investigation, and Law Enforcement
U.S. offers $5 million for info on North Korean cyber operators (The Record by Recorded Future) The State Department announced Friday that it is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information about North Korean digital operations that help keep the regime afloat and fund its weapons programs.
North Korea: Up to $5 Million Reward (US State Department) In order to support international efforts to disrupt North Korea’s illicit activities, the State Department’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program offers rewards of up to $5 million for information that leads to the disruption of financial mechanisms of persons engaged in certain activities that support North Korea, including money laundering, exportation of luxury goods to North Korea, specified cyber-activity and actions that support WMD proliferation.
House Panels Probe Gov't Use of Facial Recognition Software (SecurityWeek) Two House committees have launched an investigation into the government’s use of facial recognition software that was most recently used by the IRS.