Russia wants to unplug its internet from the rest of the world. Is that even possible?

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting during a visit to the Interior Ministry in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 28. (Alexei Nikolsky / Associated Press) Russian lawmakers want to tighten the screws on Russia’s internet access by creating an “sovereign” … Read More

The ‘Global Cybercrime Problem’ Is Actually the ‘Russia Problem’

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Convincing Putin that further attacks will trigger automatic, severe responses is the best path to deterrence. Paul Abbate, the then–FBI assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, speaks next to a poster of a suspected Russian hacker … Read More

Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says

United States officials and private security firms saw the Russian attacks as a signal by Moscow that it could sabotage the West’s critical facilities in the event of a conflict. CreditSpencer Platt/Getty Images The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of … Read More