Friday, January 14, 2022

Hillsong: Serbia 🇷🇸 and Ukraine

 On Y Hacker News tonight two stories that are most popular …

Massive cyber attack hits Ukraine government websites as tensions with Russia escalate

KYIV: A massive cyberattack warning Ukrainians to "be afraid and expect the worst" hit government websites on Thursday night, leaving some websites inaccessible on Friday morning and prompting Ukraine to open an investigation.

EXCLUSIVE Ukraine suspects group linked to Belarus intelligence over cyberattack Reuters. Entertaining lead:

KYIV, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Kyiv believes a hacker group linked to Belarusian intelligence carried out a cyberattack that hit Ukrainian government websites this week and used malware similar to that used by a group tied to Russian intelligence, a senior Ukrainian security official said.

US government urges organizations to prepare for Russian-sponsored cyber threats

Tech Republic: “Cyberattacks sponsored by hostile nation-states are always a major concern, for governments and organizations. Using advanced and sophisticated tactics, these types of attacks can inflict serious and widespread damage, as we’ve already seen in such incidents as the SolarWinds exploit. As such, organizations need to be vigilant for such attacks and make sure they have the means to prevent or combat them. In an advisory issued on Tuesday, the U.S. government provides advice on how to do that…”

Around the World, Djokovic Is a Hero in Serbia  Many feel a personal connection and pride with the tennis star, even if they do not agree with his decisions to stay unvaccinated.

 The images painted on the concrete walls of the Brutalist housing complex in Banjica, a residential area a few miles south of downtown Belgrade, depict some of Serbia’s most cherished figures: revered religious leaders, poets and warriors.

But the murals there of Novak Djokovichold a special significance — this is where the future tennis star’s grandfather lived and where, as a 12-year-old boy, he sought shelter while NATO bombed the Serbian capital

“Whatever way you look at it, Novak Djokovic is a lying, sneaky, a***hole,” Rebecca remarked in the footage, questioning whether Djokovic isolated in the days after testing positive for Covid-19 on December 16, with photos emerging of him attending events in Serbia.

“It’s unfortunate that everybody else stuffed up around him. To go out when you know you’re Covid-positive - well, I don’t think he was even Covid-positive…”

Mike also labelled Djokovic an “a***hole”, saying: “You’ve got a bulls**t f***ing excuse and then he fell over his own f***ing lies, which is what happens right?”

Jimmy Kimmel roasts 7News hosts' Novak Djokovic ‘a**hole’ video