BNS
Society

Law-enforcement suspends probe into hacking of BNS Lithuania system

Lithuanian law-enforcement officials have suspended their pre-trial investigation into the hacking of the system of the Baltic News Service’s Vilnius bureau, saying that they are unable, at least for now, to track down the hacker, who used a system that ensures anonymity of the user. […]

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Defence

Russian fake news seeks to generate Baltic opposition to NATO presence

Russian media outlets in Moscow and in the Baltic countries have stepped up their efforts to generate opposition among Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). These media sources have been putting out fake news stories suggesting that NATO was recruiting Russian speakers, especially in Latvia, to use “as guinea pigs” to test new “physical, biological and other techniques.” The goal of such “experimentation” is purportedly to prepare the Balts to help the Western alliance invade the Russian Federation. […]

Fake news piece inserted on BNS after cyber attack
Politics

BNS Lithuania turns to prosecutors over system hack

The Vilnius bureau of Baltic News Service news agency on Thursday turned to the Prosecutor General’s Office with a request to investigate the publishing of fake news on the agency’s website. […]