Cyberwarfare leaks show Russian army is adopting mindset of secret police
Documents leaked from Vulkan cybersecurity firm also raise questions about role of IT engineers behind information-control project
A consortium of media outlets have published a bombshell investigation about Russia’s cyber-capabilities, based on a rare leak of documents. The files come from NTC Vulkan, a cybersecurity firm in Moscow that doubles as a contractor to Russian military and intelligence agencies.
They reveal how, for years, a group of top Russian IT engineers have been hired to work with Russian military intelligence and a research facility of the FSB, Vladimir Putin’s domestic spy agency. This might seem an unusual mix, and would have been unimaginable before the end of the cold war.Continue reading...
30 March 2023