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New website aims to track Russian-backed propaganda on Twitter

A website launched on Wednesday seeks to track Russian-supported propaganda and disinformation on Twitter, part of a growing non-governmental effort to diminish Moscow’s ability to meddle in future elections in the United States and Europe. The “Hamilton 68” dashboard (here) was built by researchers working with the Alliance for Securing …

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Trump Hotels discloses data breach at 14 properties

Trump International Hotels Management LLC said late on Tuesday a data breach at a service provider compromised card payment details at 14 of its properties. The compromised information included payment card numbers and card security codes for some of the hotel chain’s reservations processed through service provider Sabre Corp’s central …

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Poland expects long term deal for U.S. LNG supplies

Poland expects to sign a long-term deal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies from the U.S. to reduce its reliance on Russian gas, the country’s President Andrzej Duda said after meeting U.S. president Donald Trump. Poland imports most of the 16 billion cubic metres of gas it consumes a year …

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Trump, Putin to hold bilateral meeting

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will sit down for an official bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg on Friday rather than an informal pull-aside meeting. The meeting, confirmed by both the White House and the Kremlin on Tuesday, will be the first …

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Ukrainian banks, electricity firm hit by fresh cyber attack

A number of Ukrainian banks and companies, including the state power distributor, were hit by a cyber attack on Tuesday that disrupted some operations, the Ukrainian central bank said. The latest disruptions follow a spate of hacking attempts on state websites in late-2016 and repeated attacks on Ukraine’s power grid …

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Shell signs bunkering deal with Qatar

Royal Dutch Shell has signed a framework agreement with Qatar Petroleum on LNG bunkering, according to a statement on June 14. The super-major’s deal comes despite the recent political turmoil around Qatar’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The agreement follows two earlier memoranda of understanding (MoUs) …

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