russia

  • Russia grows up, learns how to wage cyberwarfare more effectively


    Not a Russian hacker, just a filthy rich one There’s a reasonably interesting little story in Foreign Policy—I wear a big Napoleon hat when I post—about Russia’s cyber response during last week’s conflict with Georgia. It seems the Russians know a thing or two about Internet trolling, since instead of defacing Web sites and crashing anti-Russia servers, they… Read More

  • MP3sparks.com linked to Russian cybercrime outfit

      When Allofmp3.com got shut down in July, it took little time for its replacement MP3sparks.com to fill the void. Well, MP3sparks has recently been blocked from many major ISPs in the United Kingdom thanks to its alleged links to the Russian Business Network, “a notorious group known for pumping the internet with child pornography and denial of service attacks” according to… Read More

  • Russia launches last three navigation satellites

    Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) is just about complete, thanks to a late-night launch yesterday of the system’s three remaining satellites. GLONASS is similar to our GPS system here and will initially cover most of Russia and then, by 2009, the world. There are 24 satellites in all, with the purpose of giving the Russian military "exact bearings around… Read More

  • Robots for the railways

    Now that Russia is officially part of the Technocracy, their robot rulers are taking over more and more of the everyday maintenance. Apparently the Russian rail system (Motto: “If it worked in the 1950s, it will still work today.”) has hired robots to do most of the track maintenance and give presentations about the Great Bear’s delightfully archaic railways. Best of all… Read More

  • ZML is Allofmp3.com for movies

    Say hello to the source of the MPAA’s next ulcer. It’s ZML.com, a site with similar ultra-simplicity and low, low pricing to former heavyweight music champ Allofmp3.com. The site offers movies in varying levels of quality, with the lower resolution movies starting at $1.99 and the highest resolution movies (DVD-quality) topping out at $4.99. If it sounds too good to be true, it… Read More

  • How much do you love your cellphone? More than this girl?

    What’s going on here? It’s a scene out of Borat. Hit the link to find out. Then let us know: do you love your phone this much? The Toilet Phone [English Russia] Read More

  • Awesome Razr 2 marketing campaign

    The irony here is extraordinary, check out this pic captured just moments after a giant Razr 2 crashed through a Benz on a busy corner in Moscow. Looks like Putin didn’t see this coming when he began enforcing strict cellphone use laws. We have to admit the marketing here turned out awesome, who wouldn’t want a car crushing phone? For those of you who haven’t figured it out… Read More

  • Allofmp3.com Is No More


    Collapsing under pressure from the US and the possibility of scraping any chance that Russia has to join the WTO, music download site Allofmp3.com has closed up shop. Customers were greeted with your typical “site is down for maintenance” message, but a former employee has spilled the beans and confirmed its closure. The ‘nail in the coffin’ came from Visa and… Read More

  • Russia Locked In Cyberwar With Estonia

    In the first war of its kind, Russia has been attacking the small country of Estonia for several weeks now. The incident started after a bronze statue of a soviet soldier was removed from its memorial by Estonians. Russia got pissed and has launched hack attacks, DDoS attacks and plenty of other tricks against the country, taking down websites of political members, newspapers, banks, companies… Read More

  • Moscow Getting WiFi Coin-Box Phones

    An interesting little tidbit of information here. Comstar UTS and Moscow’s City Telephone Network will be teaming up to deliver 200 WiFi-enabled coin-box telephones throughout the city. These phones will be placed in subways, airports, hotels, and other public places. Each phone will allow customers to pay via coins, pre-paid cards, sms-authorization, and MGTS phone cards. Apparently… Read More

  • Valve's Steam Servers Possibly Hacked

    Russian hackers may have broken into Valve’s Steam servers, obtaining credit card numbers and other sensitive information. While Valve, the developer of Half-Life, has yet to confirm such shenanigans, the Russian hackers are already patting themselves on the back. Next-Gen contacted the black hats, who go by the names of “MaddoxX” and “cintX” (does every hacker… Read More

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