Tag: Russia

Is Russia exploring cyberattacks against U.S. in response to hacktivists?

Did you miss a session at the Data Summit? Watch On-Demand Here. President Joe Biden warned today that a wave of new Russian cyberattacks against targets in the U.S. could be getting closer. But nearly a month into Russia’s assault on Ukraine, this raises that question: Why now? And are such attacks potentially coming as…


Sabotage: Code added to popular NPM package wiped files in Russia and Belarus

Getty Images A developer has been caught adding malicious code to a popular open-source package that wiped files on computers located in Russia and Belarus as part of a protest that has enraged many users and raised concerns about the safety of free and open source software. The application, node-ipc, adds remote interprocess communication and…


Russia is risking the creation of a “splinternet”—and it could be irreversible

The second form of splintering would be to continue using technically compatible protocols, but to have different governing bodies managing those services.  This might prove trickier to reverse. If Russia, China, or some other countries formed rivals to the bodies that manage IP addresses and DNS and got them established, that could be even harder…


Tech talent flees Russia as Western sanctions bite – TechCrunch

Russia is seeing an exodus of entrepreneurs, computer programmers and other educated middle-class citizens as Western sanctions and political instability make it impossible to run an international business in the country. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced millions to flee their homes, fearing for their lives. But the war is also leading to Russians moving…