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Mark Twain once said, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Twain's quote provides two key lessons: first, why double negatives in a sentence are a terrible idea, and second, how assumptions can lead one into trouble. Assumptions affect all levels of decision-making; however, when national leaders make assumptions, trouble can rapidly escalate to chaos and turmoil.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military suffered fro

10928135874?profile=RESIZE_400xFortiGard has shared a great technical report on Monti, BlackHunt and Putin Ransomware. 

Affected platforms: Microsoft Windows
Impacted parties:   Microsoft Windows Users
Impact:                   Encrypts files and demands ransom for file decryption
Severity level:         High

Monti Ransomware:  Monti is a relatively new ransomware designed to encrypt files on Linux systems. Files encrypted by Monti ransomware have a ".puuuk” file extension. We are also aware of reports of potential Monti vari

10359900282?profile=RESIZE_400xA spokesman from the United States said on 07 April 2022 that it had secretly removed malware from computer networks around the world in recent weeks, a step to pre-empt Russian cyberattacks and send a message to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.  The actions, made public by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, comes as U.S. officials warn that Russia could try to strike American critical infrastructure including financial firms, pipelines and the electric grid in response to the sanctions

9243849699?profile=RESIZE_400xThe current US administration has a message for Russia: Rein in the criminal hackers operating from inside your borders who hit Western targets, or we will do it for you.  The White House says that is the imperative being stressed in ongoing talks between high-level officials in the US and Russian national security teams following the mid-June summit in Geneva between the US President and the Russian President. 

Experts say disrupting ransomware will take more than diplomacy, and needed cybersec


Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping have met twice already in 2019 for summits on economic cooperation.  A series of agreements has been concluded at these meetings, mostly focused on Russian cooperation on China’s Belt and Road infrastructure construction. Putin had initially been hesitant to join in these projects, probably because he saw them as China extending its influence into Central Asia, traditionally under Russian influence.  Now Putin is speaking