Posts Tagged ‘russia’

Abandoned Russian “ghost ship” in North Atlantic is adrift and looking for a home

// February 23rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

The Lyubov Orlova, a Russian cruise ship that had been abandoned in Canadian ports for over two years, has been adrift in the North Atlantic for two months, floating from coast to coast while authorities turn their heads refusing to accept responsibility for securing the floating “ghost ship”. The Lyubov Orlova left Canada’s shores on […]

Russian “GhostShell” hacktivist group release 2.5 million records containing Russian government records

// November 3rd, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Russian hacktivist organization, GhostShell (@TeamGhostshell), have released 2.5 million records pilfered from Russian government and corporate servers. Files dumped include names, passwords, home addresses, job titles, phone numbers, and email addresses of government insiders. In a mission they call #ProjectBlackStar, the files were dumped on Github (where they were promptly deleted) and linked from Pastebin […]

Georgia silently takes over Russian hacker’s computer – uses his webcam to secretly take video footage of him at work

// October 31st, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

In a report titled “Cyber Espionage against Georgian Government”, the Georgian CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) claims it has linked an attack on its systems to Russia’s security services. The report describes how Georgia’s CERT purposely infected one of their own machines with malware, a ZIP file named “Georgian-NATO agreement”. The hacker took the bait […]

Russian Yandex expands beyond search engine services further challenging Google with new web browser and app store

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

Russian based Internet search engine Yandex has been in the news a lot lately. Now Yandex, which is ranked as the 5th largest search engine worldwide, is further encroaching on Google’s territory, introducing a new web browser and mobile application store.

Is a Jurassic Park style Woolly Mammoth in the making?

// September 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Geology and Archaeology News

Scientists in Russia have found the remains of a woolly mammoth in a remote area of Russia and the sample they found has some cell nuclei intact providing some hope that the cells can be used to clone a living woolly mammoth (think Jurassic Park).