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Ukraine’s largest mobile operator Kyivstar downed by ‘powerful’ cyberattack

Ukraine’s largest telecommunications operator Kyivstar says it has been hit by a “powerful” cyberattack that has disrupted phone and internet services for millions of people across the count

Ukraine detains Victor Zhora, former top government cyber official

Last week, the Ukrainian government fired two of its top cybersecurity officials, who are accused of embezzlement. Now, one of them has been detained. Ukraine’s senior cabinet official Taras Melnych

Ukraine fires top cybersecurity officials

The Ukrainian government has fired two of its most senior cybersecurity officials following accusations of alleged embezzlement. Yurii Shchyhol, head of Ukraine’s State Special Communications Se

Ask Sophie: How do we relocate Ukrainian and Russian team members to the US?

Over the last year and a half or so, we helped several team members relocate from Ukraine and Russia. How do we bring them here?

Cybercriminals who targeted Ukraine are actually Russian government hackers, researchers say

For years, Russian government hackers have used several made-up personas to hide their tracks and try to trick security researchers and government agencies into pointing the blame in the wrong directi

A year on from Russia’s invasion, Ukrainian startups show astounding resilience

Today marks exactly one year since Russia’s illegal, unprovoked and brutal invasion of Ukraine. This week, a majority of the members of the United Nations reiterated its demand that Russia “im

Russian ‘WhisperGate’ hackers are using new data-stealing malware to target Ukraine

Security researchers say they have recently observed a Russian hacking crew who were behind the destructive WhisperGate malware cyberattacks, targeting Ukrainian entities with a new information-steali

Why invest in Ukrainian startups today?

A few reasons why the prospects of the Ukrainian tech sector aren't as bleak as they may seem from the outside.

Ukraine lines up 10,000 more Starlink terminals as funding issues are ‘resolved’

The knotty issue of how Ukraine’s now-critical Starlink satellite internet should be paid for has been at least temporarily resolved, according to the country’s minister for digital transf

US charges Ukrainian national over alleged role in Raccoon Infostealer malware operation

U.S. officials have charged a Ukrainian national over his alleged role in the Raccoon Infostealer malware-as-a-service operation that infected millions of computers worldwide. Mark Sokolovsky — also

SpaceX no longer seeking Pentagon funding for Starlink in Ukraine, Musk says

SpaceX has withdrawn its request to the Pentagon that it fund the ongoing use of Starlink internet terminals in Ukraine, CEO Elon Musk said Monday. His statement (made on Twitter — where else?) come

What happened when this entrepreneur put her startup on hold to help Ukraine, and told VCs to donate

When Russia invaded her home country of Ukraine, U.K.-based tech entrepreneur Irra Ariella Khi, co-founder of Zamna, set up a fundraising page to directly support people inside Ukraine. Khi’s father

Elon Musk steps in it — ‘F#ck off is my very diplomatic reply to you’

Elon Musk today waded into the Ukraine-Russia war with a peace plan that was … not very well received. It may have been a tactic to distract industry watchers from Tesla’s third-quarter vehicl

IFC and other impact investors return to backing Ukraine startups, with new $250M fund aimed at founders under the gun

Funding sources for tech startups in Ukraine have gone off a cliff this year, with investors (and their LPs) wary of taking on the risk of backing potentially promising ideas and people who have staye

LockerGoga ransomware victims can now recover their files for free

Victims of the LockerGoga ransomware can now recover their stolen files for free, thanks to a new decryptor released by Romanian cybersecurity firm Bitdefender and the NoMoreRansom Initiative. The Loc

The VC ‘Scramble for Europe’ breaks out in the East as a €70M fund breaks cover

There is a fight emerging in Central and Eastern Europe, and all the way down into the South Eastern regions. Investors such as Inovo, Credo, LauncHub, Vitosha, VentureFriends, and Marathon VC are all

Runa Capital kicks off new fund as it joins the VC ‘Scramble for Europe’ by moving to Luxembourg

TechCrunch understands Runa Capital, which launched in 2010, has raised $55 million toward its fourth fund, aiming for a target of $250 million. The company is declinging to comment. However, after 12

Yandex’s sale of News and Zen to VK completes

Russian search giant Yandex has confirmed the completion of the sale of two of its flagship media properties, News and Zen, to local social media giant, VK, following regulatory approvals. As we repor

Solar Foods wants to replace industrial animal farming with a high-tech protein harvest

Fermentation has a long, rich history in food production, from beer and wine to yogurt and cheese, leavened bread and coffee, miso and tempeh, sauerkraut and kimchi, to name just a few of the tasty th

The weakest link: Charting supply chain risk in an era of globalization

It’s not just a feeling: geopolitical risk has been higher than usual in recent years, and for businesses with supply chain operations spanning the world, these risks are hard to avoid.
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