· August, 2015

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from August, 2015

Serbian Intelligence Agency Caught Inquiring to Purchase Surveillance Software

  10 August 2015

Serbian NGO SHARE Defense reported in July 2015 that leaked emails and files belonging to Milan-based software company Hacking Team (HT) published on  Wikileaks reveal that at least one Serbian security service inquired about and negotiated the purchase of surveillance software from this company in 2012. There is also evidence...

Russia's Democratic Coalition Is On The Ropes

RuNet Echo  8 August 2015

The Democratic Coalition has recently been barred from various regional elections this September, as its grand ambitions have collided full force with the harsh reality of politics in Putin's Russia.

Russia Hacks the Military Again (Its Own)

RuNet Echo  7 August 2015

Russian hackers Anonymous International are shaming the country's Defense Ministry for poor information security practices by leaking sensitive documents that were allegedly sent via free email services.

Russian Internet, Say Hello to Barbra Streisand

RuNet Echo  6 August 2015

We look at four prominent examples of the Streisand effect on the RuNet, when banned articles, shut-down websites, and pirated movies exploded online not unlike Streisand's Malibu mansion in 2003.

About our Eastern & Central Europe coverage

Filip Stojanovski is the Central Europe editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

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