Posts tagged as cyberspace

Fake news target NATO exercises

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Fake news on the ongoing military exercise in Lithuania was published on Wednesday when several news websites were hacked. The valstietis.lt and baltictimes.com news websites were hacked and a fake news report was published in the Lithuanian and English languages, stating that radioactive substances polluted the river Neris following the testing of mass destruction weapons. Lithuanian officials call it a conspiracy aimed at the country’s army. “It’s fake news aimed…

Estonian-US cyber consultations focus on cooperation and stability

Friday, June 7, 2019

A joint U.S.-Estonian round of cyber consultations take places in Tallinn Friday, with norms of responsible state behavior in cyberspace, cybersecurity threats, and the protection of critical infrastructure all on the table. Delegations are being led by the Estonian Ambassador at Large for Cyber Security, Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, and the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the US Department of State, Liesyl Franz, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release.…

US is ready to lend more cybertools to NATO

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The U.S. will make cyberwarfare capabilities available to NATO to bolster the alliance’s efforts to counter Russian hacking and network espionage, a senior U.S. official said. The announcement is likely to come during a two-day defense ministers’ meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, which opened Wednesday. The U.K. and Denmark are expected to offer similar support. “We will formally announce that the United States is prepared to offer NATO its…

Australia is joining the Tallinn-based NATO cyber defence centre

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Australia has announced it is joining the Tallinn, Estonia-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. The centre said on Twitter that Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, announced the news at the opening of her country’s pop-up embassy in Tallinn. She joined the event from Australia via Skype. “Accession of Australia expands the reach and cooperation of like-minded nations in cyber defence beyond the Euro-Atlantic area, making our cyber defence…