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Cyber attack on U.S. power companies: Experts believe North Korea is behind attempts to infect systems with malware

Tensions between the United States and North Korea just seem to be getting worse and worse. According to the Daily Mail, U.S. cybersecurity experts now believe that a team of North Korean Internet hackers targeted American power companies in an attempt to download malware in preparation for a cyber attack. According to a report by the Internet security firm FireEye, the hackers sent emails to these power companies asking them to participate in a fundraiser. Once the invitation was downloaded, the computer network would become infected with malware. It is still unclear how successful the hacking attempts were, but FireEye believes that the attack was the result of heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea in recent months. Similar attacks from the North Korean government have been carried out on South Korean electric utilities and other government institutions in the past. FireEye stated that the hacking attempts on South Korea were most likely a means of “deterrin…

RUSSIA’S STRATEGIC BOMBERS, ATTACK SUB LAUNCH MASSIVE STRIKE ON ISIS IN AL-BUKAMAL AREA AS SYRIAN FORCES PUSH TOWARDS TERORRISTS’ STRONGHOLD

A screenshot from the video Russia’s Aerospace Forces and Navy are puring ISIS positions near the Syrian border town of al-Bukamal as the Syrian Army and its allies push towards the ISIS stronghold. On November 3, six Tu-22M3 strategic bombers and the Varshavyanka class attack submarine Kolpino conducted a massive strike on ISIS positions near al-Bukamal. Spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles from an underwater position in the Mediterranean Sea. Su-24 and Su-34 warplanes were also involved in the strike alongside with the Tu-22M3 bombers. ISIS allegedly suffered heavy losses due to the recent seires of strikes by Russian bombers and submarines. “This enabled General Hassan Suheil’s assault forces to launch active offensive operations with the aim to wipe out the Islamic State’s last stronghold in the east of Syria,” Konashenkov added, according to TASS. [General Hassan Suheil is a commander…

TALIBAN COMMANDER: “150,000 AMERICANS COULDN’T BEAT US”

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35 UKRAINIAN ARMY T-64 TANKS BROKE DOWN AFTER FEW DAYS ON FIRING GROUND

A Ukrainian T-64 © SPUTNIK/ STRINGER In September, 35 Ukrainian T-64 tanks broke down on a firing ground near Melitopol. After working for a few hours, the tanks started losing power, with their engines repeatedly cutting out. At first 21 tanks failed, with 14 more failing in a few days. According to the command, the tanks were equipped with brand new engines, with no more than 3-4 hours of working time. The failures were reasoned out to be because of the faulty fuel. Ukrainian journalist Taras Zhovtenko investigated the incident. According to him, a special committee, created to investigate the tanks, received three engines of the failed T-64s. The committee reported that the engines were anything but new, with metal corroded, a lot of dust residue and other evidence of long use. The oil waste from the engines contained dirt, metal, and traces of fuel. This couldn’t have happened to a brand new engine. The real age of the engines was not announced. The committee declared that tanks …