The hackers have been in some systems for over a year before being detected and have deployed a wide range Of different types of malware, using infrastructure originating from China, according to an FBI document.

“The FBI has obtained information regarding multiple malicious cyber actor groups that have compromised sensitive business information from US commercial and government networks through cyber espionage,” reads a May 2 FBI alert from the agency’s cyber division. In what is potentially a sign of how serious the attacks are, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a related Joint Analysis Report, and the Defense Security Service (DSS), which is part of the Department of Defense (DoD), distributed its own Cyber Alert.



First, NATO and Kiev signed a letter of intent in February for cooperation between their special operations forces. Two months later American ambassador and current NATO Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow said it was time to bring the Ukrainian military “in line with NATO standards.” Barely one week later, though, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO ruled out NATO expansion for the “next several years.”

These muddled messages only cause confusion, provoking Russia while potentially false hope for Ukraine. For that reason, it’s time for Washington to make clear that Ukrainian accession to NATO is not on the table. Here’s why.

First, NATO possesses almost no ability to defend Ukraine. Russia has 270,000 troops and 700 jet fighters positioned on Ukraine’s southern and western borders. And as Russia demonstrated in 2015 when it sent 150,000 troops to surround Ukraine, Moscow can quickly mobilize its military in the event of a conflict.

Should we scrap benefits and pay everyone £100 a week?


Imagine a Britain where the government pays every adult the basic cost of living. Whether rich or poor – or, crucially, whether you’re in paid employment or not – everyone gets the same weekly amount, with no strings attached. The harsh, punitive model of modern “welfare” is a distant memory; passing in and out of employment in the so-called gig economy is now something everyone can afford. The positive consequences extend into the distance: women are newly financially independent and able to exit abusive relationships, public health is noticeably improved, and people are able to devote the time to caring that an ever-ageing society increasingly demands. All the political parties are signed up: just as the welfare state underpinned the 20th century, so this new idea defines the 21st.

Welcome to the world of a unconditional basic income, or UBI, otherwise known as citizens’ income or social wage. It might look like the stuff of insane utopianism, but the idea is now spreading at speed, from the fringes of the left into mainstream politics – and being tried out around the world. The UK Green party has supported the notion for decades: staunch backing for a version of UBI was one of its key themes at the last election. At its spring conference last month, the Scottish National party passed a motion supporting the idea that “a basic or universal income can potentially provide a foundation to eradicate poverty, make work pay and ensure all our citizens can live in dignity”. A handful of Labour MPs have started to come round to the idea – and serious work is being done among think tanks and pressure groups, looking at how it might work in the here and now.

Meanwhile, there have been UBI-type policies and experiment

Robots Could Decide Who to Kill Without Human Control – HRW Tells Sputnik


A new form of self-autonomous weaponry will now be able to identify targets and have the capability to shoot without any human intervention.

This technology is known as “killer robots,” which appear in many forms, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV).

These robots will need no human control and they can fire at targets at will.

In an exclusive interview with Sputnik, Bonnie Docherty from Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the development of this technology is closer then we think.

As a result the HRW is working in Geneva to ban these robots to stop any negative impact they could have on humanity.

Docherty and her colleagues are working on the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) and believes that if they make an addition to the existing treaty then killer robots could potentially be banned, which HRW believes this is feasible and necessary.





The man has been detained in the town of Arnsberg in western Germany. The investigation is centred on claims that he told several Syrian migrants in the accommodation that fear and terror would be spread in the French capital in the days before the Paris terror attacks, which left 129 people dead.

He also allegedly spoke about a bomb.

Werner Wolff, the senior public prosecutor in Arnsberg, confirmed the allegations were under investigation.

The Interior Minister for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Ralf Jaeger, told the Union Times: “There is currently an investigation into whether the man is an accomplice or a confidant.”