Costa Rican Government Struck by Cyberattack

The Costa Rican government confirmed a cyberattack on some of its official platforms that affected its finance ministry and another department.  Costa Rica’s Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology, and Telecommunications or the Ministerio de Ciencia Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones de la …

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Russian Submarines Launch Missiles in Sea of Japan

Fourth EstateA Russian submarine launches a missile off the Sea of Japan

Two submarines from Russia’s Pacific Fleet successfully launched Kalibr cruise missiles at maritime targets from the Sea of Japan. A video of the missile launch was released on the Twitter account of Russia’s Defense Ministry. According to a report by …

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US Authorities Issues Joint Alert on Discovery of Malicious Cyber Tools

Fourth EstateThe joint notice was uploaded on the website of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). - NSA/CISA

Numerous US government agencies issued a joint notice on Wednesday, warning of the discovery of malicious cyber tools produced by undisclosed advanced threat actors that were capable of getting “full system access” to multiple industrial control systems.  The joint notice …

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Death toll from heavy rains and flooding in South Africa is now at 283

Fourth EstateFlooded Street - PxHere

The provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal confirmed that the death toll has reached 283 from the severe flooding that hit South Africa’s eastern coast. In a statement shared on Twitter, the provincial government said there was also a declaration of a …

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Russian Federation Council speaker says Chemical Weapons in Russia already disposed of

Fourth EstateRussian Chemical Weapons Stockpiles - Green Cross Switzerland

Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko has claimed that Russia already destroyed all chemical weapons stockpiles five years ago. According to Matviyenko, the alleged use of chemical weapons was attempted “to smear the Russian Army” and “smear Russia”.  “This all …

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US to Announce New Defense Security Assistance for Ukraine

Fourth EstateScreen shot of the DoD website. - Fourth Estate

The United States government is set to release additional security assistance to Ukraine.  According to a readout released by the US Defense Department, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III has spoken with the Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov to …

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Biden Unveils Plans to Tap Homegrown Biofuels to Mitigate Rising Oil Prices

Fourth EstateAlgae is being analized as a feedstock for biodiesel. - ORNL

US President Joe Biden is set to reveal on Tuesday a new strategy that will allow local biofuels to offset the negative effects of rising oil prices caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine. According to the fact sheet released by …

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Finland to Return Detained Artworks to Russia

Fourth EstateRussian Art Gallery - Vladimir Tro/Unsplash

Finland’s Foreign Ministry will provide authorization for the exhibits from Russia’s museum collections that were previously detained by Finnish Customs to be returned to Russia. According to the Finnish foreign ministry’s statement published on its website, they will issue a …

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Finnish State Department and the Ministry of Defense Struck by Cyberattack

Fourth EstateTweet announcing that Finland's Government and Ministry websites are currently under attack. - Fourth Estate

Finland reported that its State Department and the Ministry of Defense were targeted by a DDoS attack. “Government and ministry websites are currently under attack. Some ministry websites are not working at all or in part. http://Valtioneuvosto.fi, which compiles ministerial …

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US Jobless Claims Drop to 166,000

Fourth EstateAdjusted Jobs Report

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has reported a decrease in unemployment claims this week.  According to data released by DOL, the seasonally adjusted initial claims as of April 2 were recorded at 166,000, which was down by 5,000 …

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