Russia’s cyber security strategy – hack, disinform, deny

Interesting article in the Straights Times (Singapore). I’m aware of activity from Russia, but also from Iran, China, Israel, UK, Australia… I’m curious to know if Russia’s strategy and activities are really different from other nations…:

[…] Experts say that in its persisting stand-off with the West, Russia heavily relies on its cyber and information warfare capabilities.

Several notorious hacking groups are suspected of working for the country’s security services and the Russian defence ministry set up its own “cyber units” in 2012.

The first large-scale attack attributed to Russia goes back to 2007, when the Baltic state of Estonia faced a wave of cyber attacks on its newspapers, banks and government ministries.

The United States says that hackers of Russia’s military intelligence (GRU) sought to manipulate the 2016 presidential election by hacking into the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

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