The international community is under no illusion regarding the persistent threat that is posed by Russian hackers as the U.S. Department of Justice indicts 7 Russian GRU members, and other nations including the U.K. and the Netherlands protest hacking activities.
A new draft law for Russia Internet control wants ISPs to direct all data (both incoming and outgoing) to government-controlled routing and exchange points if the need arises to "unplug" from the global Internet.
Russia has been making news for hacking utility systems in other nations and for a change, news has emerged that U.S. is conducting cyber attack on power grid in Russia by planting malicious code.
Several Bellingcat journalists’ ProtonMail accounts were targeted in a recent phishing attack linked to Russia. The targets were the reporters who broke the names of Russian operatives believed to be behind MH17 attack and Skripal poisoning.
Cozy Bear Is Back in the Spotlight; Notorious Russian Hackers Caught Spying on EU and Eastern European Nations
Turns out that the APT group Cozy Bear that became internationally infamous in 2016 for high profile hacks never really went away. The Russian hackers have hit at least three European nations since it supposedly went underground in 2016.
New report reveals Russian hackers have been masquerading as Iranian hackers in order to access sensitive government, military and commercial secrets in 35 countries.
Moscow’s 105,000 Facial Recognition Cameras Here to Stay as Country’s Court System Entrenches Video Surveillance
Ruling by Moscow courts that video surveillance with facial recognition does not violate citizen privacy would appear to be the definitive statement that Moscow will now be the largest city outside of China to track people in nearly every inch of public space.
Nation-State DDoS Attacks May Be the “New Normal”; Leaked Documents Reveal Russia’s FSB Is Seeking to Build a Massive IoT Botnet
Stolen documents from Russia’s FSB indicate that the country is building an IoT botnet capable of gigantic DDoS attacks by rounding up millions of poorly-secured devices.
In a recent BGP hijacking incident, internet traffic meant for 200 major networks, content delivery networks and cloud providers were redirected through Russian state-owned telecommunications provider, Rostelecom.
Talks on Critical Infrastructure, “Safe Harbor” Cyber Attacks Point Toward Potential Beginning of Cyber-Detente Between US and Russia
While Presidents Putin and Biden still appear to be far apart on the issue of cyber attacks originating from the former's country, the two at least appear to be negotiating. Biden presented Putin with a list of critical infrastructure targets that could trigger serious retaliation.