An Alleged Russian Smuggling Ring Was Uncovered in New Hampshire

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine drags on, navigation system monitors reported this week that they’ve detected a rise in GPS disruptions in Russian cities, ever since Ukraine began mounting long-range drone attacks. Elsewhere, a lawsuit against Meta alleges that a lack of adequate hate-speech moderation on Facebook led to violence that exacerbated Ethiopia’s civil war. 

New evidence suggests that attackers planted data to frame an Indian priest who died in police custody—and that the hackers may have collaborated with law enforcement as he was investigated. The Russia-based ransomware gang Cuba abused legitimate Microsoft certificates to sign some of their malware, a method of falsely legitimatizing hacking tools that cybercriminals have particularly been relying on lately. And with the one-year anniversary of the Log4Shell vulnerability, researchers and security professionals reflected on the current state of open source supply-chain security, and what must be done to improve patch adoption.

We also explored the confluence of factors and circumstances leading to radicalization and extremism in the United States. And Meta gave WIRED some insight into the difficulty of enabling users to recover their accounts when they get locked out—without allowing attackers to exploit those same mechanisms for account takeovers.

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Alexey Brayman, 35, was one of seven people named in a 16-count federal indictment this week in which they were accused of operating an international smuggling ring over the past five years, illegally exported restricted technology to Russia. Brayman was taken into custody on Tuesday and later released on a $150,000 bond, after being ordered to forfeit his passport and abide by a curfew. He is an Israeli citizen who was born in Ukraine. Brayman and his wife, Daria, live in Merrimack, New Hampshire, a small town where the two ran an online craft business out of their home. “They are the nicest family,” a delivery driver who regularly drops off packages at their home told The Boston Globe. “They’ll leave…