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SolarWinds hack targeted nearly 2 dozen federal prosecutors offices, including some of the most influential in the country like the Eastern District of New York

REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst The emails of federal prosecutors' offices around the country were hacked by Russian intelligence during the SolarWinds cyber attack. The Russian hackers had access to the emails of federal prosecutors in New York, California, DC and other jurisdictions from May to December 2020. The Justice Department released the update to "increase transparency" with the public as it continues to investigate the hacking. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fed...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Microsoft, Russia, US, Trends, Cyber Security, Tech News, Microsoft Office, Hackers, Cyber Attack, Doj, Justice Department, Solarwinds, US Department of Justice


Massive fields of new nuclear missile silos may be China's answer to rivals with a lot more nukes

China's new DF-41 ICBMs were showcased as road-mobile missiles, but China may be planning to put them in the ground. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein Experts have identified what appear to be hundreds of new missile silos under construction in China. It is assumed that these silos will house the new DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles. Silos are vulnerable, but with enough of them and the right missiles, they can be advantageous. See more stories on Insider's business page. China a...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Beijing, Military, United States, Pentagon, Xinjiang, Low, Gansu Province, Lewis, Tiananmen Square, Inner Mongolia


Boeing is ready to try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


Boeing is ready try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


ISS scare as new module’s thrusters suddenly fire up

When Russia's new Nauka module docked with the ISS on Thursday, everything seemed fine. But three hours later, its thrusters suddenly fired up.
Tags: News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Roscosmos, Space Station, Nauka


Russia's new space-station module fired its engines in error, pushing the entire station into an hour-long spin

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just sent a new module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. After Nauka docked, it began mistakenly firing its thrusters - which moved the entire space station. The ISS rotated 45 degrees before NASA was able to get it back to its original position. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new Russian space-st...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Iss, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Cosmonauts, Proton, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Johnson Space Center, Zak


NASA has delayed Boeing's spaceship flight after a Russian module pushed the space station out of position

An illustration of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing NASA is delaying a test flight of Boeing's Starliner spaceship after a major space-station mishap. A new Russian module, Nauka, fired its engines unexpectedly and rotated the space station on Thursday. Boeing has to fly Starliner to the station and back before it can launch astronauts for NASA. See more stories on Insider's business page. A major mishap on the International Space Station has forced N...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Iss, Boeing, Roscosmos, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Thomas Pesquet, Tech Insider, Human Spaceflight


The US was doomed in Afghanistan and will repeat mistakes if it doesn't learn from them, top watchdog warns

President Joe Biden has said the US would complete its military withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31, 2021. Scott Olson/Getty Images The US is withdrawaing its troops from Afghanistan after 20 years of fighting there. The US reconstruction effort during that period was flawed and its failings were obscured by US officials. "Don't believe what you're told by the generals ... saying we're never going to do this again," the watchdog warned. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Post, Politics, Congress, Iraq, Russia, Defense, US, International, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Norway, US Army, The Washington Post


Russia's new space-station module has glitched, firing its thrusters and pushing the entire station out of position

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just sent a new module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. After Nauka docked, it began mistakenly firing its thrusters - which moved the entire space station. The ISS rotated 45 degrees before NASA was able to get it back to its original position. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new Russian space-st...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Houston, Astronauts, Iss, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Cosmonauts, Johnson Space Center, Morgan McFall Johnsen Aylin Woodward, Nauka, Youtube Russia


Russia has docked its new science module to the International Space Station, after 14 years of delays

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just flew a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. After a week orbiting Earth, Nauka docked to the ISS on Thursday morning. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia has finally deli...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Proton, Dmitry Rogozin, Baikonur Kazakhstan, MLM


Russia has finally docked its new science module to the International Space Station, after 14 years of delays

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just flew a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. After a week orbiting Earth, Nauka docked to the ISS on Thursday morning. Watch the maneuver below. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Proton, Dmitry Rogozin, Baikonur Kazakhstan, MLM


Russia is set to dock a long-awaited new module to the space station on Thursday

A specialist at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center works on preparations of the Nauka module, July 31, 2020. Sergei Karpukhin/TASS/Getty Images Russia is flying a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. Nauka is set to dock to the ISS on Thursday morning. Watch NASA's livestream of the maneuver below. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Pacific Ocean, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Proton, Baikonur Kazakhstan, MLM


Navy SEALs have to go 'back to the future' to help US warships survive a future fight with Russia or China

A SEAL delivery vehicle team performs a fast-rope exercise from a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter onto Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Toledo, January 17, 2005. US Navy/Journalist 3rd Class Davis J. Anderson As the US military focuses on great-power competition, special operators are rethinking their role. The Navy SEALs in particular are thinking hard about how they can support the regular Navy forces. "It's a race for relevancy," Adm. Hugh Howard, head of Naval Special Warfare ...
Tags: Navy, Navy Seals, China, Russia, US, International, Los Angeles, Trends, Aircraft Carrier, National Security Agency, Gulf of Mexico, US Navy, Howard, Navy SEAL, Johns Hopkins University, SOCOM


Russia's risky flybys may be attempts at 'baiting us into shooting first,' top US admiral says

A Russian fighter jet flies past the Dutch frigate HNLMS Eversten in the Black Sea, June 24, 2021. Dutch Defense Ministry Russian forces have had several close encounters with NATO militaries in the Black Sea. Those encounters come amid ongoing tensions following Moscow's 2014 seizure of Crimea. Those actions may be attempts to bait US and NATO forces, the top US admiral in Europe warned. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aggressive Russian maneuvers around US and NATO f...
Tags: Europe, Iraq, Russia, Africa, US, International, Trends, United States, Nato, Crimea, Moscow, Black Sea, US Navy, Baltic Sea, Ross, Nordic


The US military is changing the way it fights after it 'failed miserably' in a war game against an aggressive adversary who knew its playbook

US Navy guided-missile destroyers and guided-missile cruisers U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Caleb Swigart The US military is changing its warfighting strategy after a war game last fall, a top US general said. During the simulated conflict, the US military strategy "failed miserably," and an enemy "ran rings around" them. The exercise reportedly involved a confrontation with China over Taiwan. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US military put its warfighting strategy to the...
Tags: China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Taiwan, United States, Pentagon, War Games, US Navy, U S Navy, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense News, John Hyten, Hyten, Military & Defense


Russia's new stealth fighter has the same big problem as its first stealth fighter

A prototype of Russia's prospective Checkmate fighter jet at the MAKS-2021 airshow, July 20, 2021. AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Russia has officially unveiled its new fighter jet at the MAKS-2021 air show in Moscow. The new jet appears oriented toward the foreign export market, reflecting an ongoing challenge for Russia's stealth program. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earlier this week, Russia officially unveiled amid much media attention its secret new figh...
Tags: Google, Minneapolis, Russia, Trends, United States, United Arab Emirates, Moscow, Air Force, US Air Force, Cooper, David Axe, Rostec, Sukhoi, Checkmate, Alexander Zemlianichenko, Fighter Jet


Binance will team up with the world's 2nd biggest art museum to release NFT versions of works, including those by Da Vinci and Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh Fine Art/ Getty Images Binance said it will release NFTs with Russia's State Hermitage Museum later this year. Each digital token will be signed by the director of the museum with his signature, date and time, according to a Binance blog. Russia has banned cryptocurrencies but the NFTs with the museum comply with regulation, the company said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Crypto exchange Binance has partnered with Russia'...
Tags: Russia, Trends, Paris, Recognition, Van Gogh, Louvre, Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, NFT, Leonardo da Vinci, Hermitage, State Hermitage Museum, Mikhail Piotrovsky, State Hermitage, Piotrovsky, Binance


Russia is reportedly working on a new 'Doomsday' plane, a flying command and control center for nuclear war

The new plane is expected to replace Russia's current fleet of Il-80 'Doomsday' planes AP Photo/Misha Japaridze Russia has started work on a new "Doomsday plane," according to Russian state media. The plane is based off the Il-96-400M airliner and will replace Russia's current fleet of Il-80s. "Doomsday" planes serve as flying command and control centers in a disaster like nuclear war. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia is working on a new "Doomsday" pl...
Tags: Russia, US, International, Trends, Colombia, Moscow, Pentagon, Air Force, Boeing, Usaf, TASS, RIA Novosti, Voronezh, Bogota Airport, Jerry Morrison, Military & Defense


A secret collision between British and Soviet submarines could've turned out much worse

A Soviet Delta III-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine, seen in August 1982. US Navy On May 23, 1981 a Soviet submarine and a British submarine collided in the Arctic. The accident heavily damaged both submarines, but it could've been fatal. Except for a few accounts by sailors involved, the incident has been kept quiet for 40 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. On May 23, 1981 the Soviet submarine K-211 Petropavlovsk cruised quietly at 9 knots, 150 fe...
Tags: UK, France, Scotland, Russia, Western, US, Trends, Cold War, Ministry Of Defence, Royal Navy, US Navy, Submarine, Soviet Union, Georgetown University, Vickers, Devonport


Putin's foreign spokesperson releases ad showing her punching a dummy labeled 'PRESS' in bizarre show of support for Russia's Olympians

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in Moscow. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters Russia's foreign ministry spox released an ad showing her punching a dummy labeled "PRESS." The ad is meant to show support for Russia's athletes competing in Tokyo. Russia can't officially compete in the Games due to doping violations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova released an ad that shows her punching a dummy labeled...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Sports, International, Trends, Beijing, Olympics, Moscow, Tokyo, Foreign Ministry, Tchaikovsky, TASS, Roc


Here's what could make the Air Force's new jets 'sixth-generation' fighters

An F-22 and an F-35. Air Force Militaries and defense manufacturers alike have touted the impending arrival of "sixth-generation" fighter jets. Fighter generations aren't official labels but rather industry terms associated with aircraft capabilities. Here's what capabilities sixth-generation fighters could have, based on what their predecessors have been designed to do. See more stories on Insider's business page. In recent months, just about every headline associated with a n...
Tags: Florida, Navy, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, United States, Ford, Marine Corps, Stealth Fighter, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Boeing, US Navy, US Air Force


Why China's crypto crackdown is creating 'tremendous' opportunities for miners in other countries, according to industry execs

Olga Maltseva/Getty Images Insider spoke to two bitcoin mining industry executives about the state of the industry after China's crackdown. The drop in bitcoin's hashrate as a result of the ban has made mining more profitable and easier than ever, Riot Blockchain CEO said. US mining companies are also facing a flood of demand from Chinese miners looking to house mining operations. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. China has taken a harsh v...
Tags: Texas, China, Russia, US, Trends, Linkedin, Markets, Mining, Crypto, Les, Gibbs, Bitcoin mining, Cambridge Centre, CCAF, Crypto Mining, Riot Blockchain


Russia disconnected itself from the rest of the internet, a test of its new defense from cyber warfare, report says

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russia tested disconnecting itself from the global internet, Russian outlet RBC Daily said. It said the disconnect happened from mid-June to July, though Insider couldn't verify that. Russia has wanted total control over the internet, to avoid US firms and potential cyber attacks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian successfully tested disconnecting itself from the global internet, according to a repo...
Tags: Internet, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, US, Trends, Cybersecurity, News UK, Moscow, Cyber Attack, Dpi, Reuters, Ural, Novaya Gazeta, Military & Defense, Ashley Collman


US special operators and their allies say taking on Russia and China in Africa requires 'strange bedfellows'

A US soldier in Somalia. Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano/ AP Renewed competition with Russia and China means Africa is growing as an arena for geopolitical maneuvering. The US commandos who fought extremist groups in Africa for 20 years now have to counter Chinese and Russian influence there as well. See more stories on Insider's business page. As competition between the US and China and Russia ramps up, Africa is once more becoming a geopolitical battlefield.US special-operations forces ...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Navy, France, China, Russia, Africa, US, International, Trends, Senegal, Syria, Beijing, Marine Corps, Al Qaeda, Pentagon, North


Biden nominates Comcast executive David Cohen -- a major campaign donor -- to be US ambassador to Canada

David and Rhonda Cohen arrive at White House state dinner in honor of French President François Hollande in 2014 Pool photo/Getty Images President Biden has nominated Comcast executive David Cohen to be US ambassador to Canada Cohen raised over $100,000 for Biden and held a fundraiser for him on the first day of his campaign The practice of nominating big donors to ambassadorships has come under fire recently See more stories on Insider's business page. President Biden announced yester...
Tags: Politics, France, White House, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Trends, David, Canada, Pennsylvania, Comcast, Francois Hollande, Belgium, Philadelphia, David Cohen


Delivery of 3 more advanced US-made sub-hunting aircraft boosts India's plans to take on China at sea

Two MH-60R Seahawks fly over the induction ceremony for the Indian Navy's first two MH-60Rs, in San Diego, July 16, 2021. US Navy/MCS2 Sara Eshleman The US delivered two helicopters and a new maritime patrol plane to India earlier this month. The aircraft are some of the best sub-hunters available and will boost the Indian navy's capabilities. The deliveries come amid heightened tensions with China in the Indian Ocean region. See more stories on Insider's business page. India r...
Tags: China, Russia, India, US, International, Trends, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Pakistan, Hawaii, San Diego, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Biden, New Delhi, Boeing


Untitled Ventures joins the scramble for Russian & Eastern European startups with a $118M warchest

Sorry Mr. Putin, but there’s a race on for Russian and Eastern European founders. And right now, those awful capitalists in the corrupt West are starting to out-gun the opposition! But seriously… only the other day a $100 million fund aimed at Russian speaking entrepreneurs appeared, and others are proliferating. Now, London-based Untitled Ventures plans to join their fray with a €100 million / $118M for its second fund to invest in “ambitious deep tech startups with eastern European founders.” ...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, Usa, London, Money, Putin, Republicans, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Tech, Cyprus


How the Soviet Union upended the US Navy plans to build a fleet of faster, quieter submarines

US Navy submarine USS Seawolf during sea trials, July 10, 1997. Reuters Improvements to Soviet subs in the 1980s prompted the US Navy to pursue its own more advanced subs. Work on the Seawolf-class submarines got underway in the mid-1980s, but the USSR's demise upended those plans. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are only three of them.Late in the 1950s, the Soviet Navy's nuclear-powered submarines - starting with the November-class attack submarine - could d...
Tags: Navy, Washington, France, Virginia, Russia, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Reagan, X, United States, Connecticut, Jimmy Carter, Arctic, Pentagon


A few interesting details about Russia's new stealth fighter spotted at its official unveiling

Checkmate, the new Sukhoi fifth-generation stealth fighter jet, at the MAKS-2021 air show, July 20, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERS Russia's new Checkmate light stealth fighter was officially presented today at MAKS 2021. Here are some interesting things we have noticed in the jet's official presentation. See more stories on Insider's business page. The much awaited official unveiling of the Sukhoi "Checkmate", Russia's new 5th-generation fighter aircraft...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Trends, Moscow, Argentina, Hud, Stealth Fighter, LGB, Russian Air Force, Zhukovsky, David Cenciotti, Checkmate, Alexander Zemlianichenko, Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, News Contributor


Extreme weather is sweeping the world, with devastating floods and wildfires on 4 continents at once

Photos showing flooding in Germany, fire in the US, fire in Russia, and flooding in China. BERND LAUTER/AFP via Getty Images; USDA Forest Service via Getty Images; REUTERS/Roman Kutukov; Twitter/The Paper The past week has seen extreme weather strike around the world. China and Europe are fighting flooding while the US, Canada, and Russia have huge fires. Worsening extreme weather is a consequence of the climate crisis, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Extreme ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Climate Change, Oregon, China, Germany, Russia, US, Trends, Getty Images, Austria, Canada, Ireland, New York Times, News UK



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