tomcatty: Dorothy Denning, emeritus distinguished professor of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School, California, on the history and individuals behind Russia’s cyberwarfare. Yet it's the US that has iro 200 military bases worldwide. russia only has one. They do military patrols a mere 60 miles from Moscow. Imagine if it was Russia patroling the US border? They've started almost every war since WW2, Russia hasn't started any, but they have put an end to a few. The US has the lives of millions of innocents on their hands, Russia none, as they haven't invaded anywhere
A Russian cyberespionage group that hacked into election networks before the 2016 US presidential election is now attempting to steal coronavirus vaccine information from researchers in the US, U.K. and Canada.
The governments of those three countries issued a warning on July 16 saying that the group known as APT29 or “Cozy Bear” is targeting vaccine development efforts. The group, which is connected with the FSB, Russia’s internal security service, had gotten inside the Democratic National Committee networks prior to the 2016 election.
This latest incident illustrates yet again how, beyond carrying all of our phone, text and internet communications, cyberspace is an active battleground, with cybercriminals, government agents and even military personnel probing weaknesses in corporate, national and even personal online defenses.
Some of the most talented and dangerous cybercrooks and cyberwarriors come from Russia, which is a longtime meddler in other countries’ affairs.
Over decades, Russian operators have stolen terabytes of data, taken control of millions of computers and raked in billions of dollars. They’ve shut down electricity in Ukraine and meddled in elections in the US and elsewhere. They’ve engaged in disinformation and disclosed pilfered information such as the emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, following successful spearphishing attacks.
Who are these operators, why are they so skilled, and what are they up to?
Back to the 1980s
The Russian cyberthreat dates back to at least 1986 when Cliff Stoll, then a system administrator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, linked a 75-cent accounting error to intrusions into the lab’s computers. The hacker was after military secrets, downloading documents with important keywords such as “nuclear.”
A lengthy investigation, described in Stoll’s book “The Cuckoo’s Egg,” led to a German hacker who was selling the stolen data to what was then the Soviet Union.
By the late 1990s, Russian cyberespionage had grown to include the multi-year “Moonlight Maze” intrusions into US military and other government computers, foretelling the massive espionage from Russia today.
The 1990s also saw the arrest of Vladimir Levin, a computer operator in St. Petersburg. Levin tried to steal more than US$10 million by hacking Citibank accounts, foreshadowing Russia’s prominence in cybercrime. And Russian hackers defaced US websites during the Kosovo conflict, portending Russia’s extensive use of disruptive and damaging cyberattacks.
All the US can do to Russia is put out reams and reams of propoganda..just like you're doing Tomcatty....
It wouldn't take much to prove there's little substance to your anti-Russian posts Tom..
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:35 AM CST