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Hackers in uniform

Российские кибервойска вошли в пятёрку лидеров

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What’s going on?

The Russian company Zecurion Analytics has put Russia in 5th place in the world in terms of development cyberarmies, reported by “Kommersant”. According to analysts, in the public cyberscribe Russia there are about 1 thousand hackers. Every year, their contents may be given approximately $ 300 million. The undisputed leader here are the United States with the cost of the military establishment on cybersphere approximately $ 7 billion and the number of staff is about 9 thousand. Russia is inferior not only to the leader, but also China, the UK and South Korea.

the countries with the highest costs cyberarmy (according to Zecurion)

Main activity of cyberarmies, according to the company Zecurion Analytics are information warfare, cyber attacks and espionage. All such troops are legal in dozens of countries, unofficially, more than one hundred.

Can Anyone confirm?

Commenting on the publication “Kommersant”, the Deputy head of the Ministry of communications of the Russian Federation Alexey Volin noted that “We [Ministry of communications] about cyberarmy don’t know”. Recall that in 2014 in the composition of the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation troops emerged information operations, responsible for protecting military systems from cyber terrorism. The decision on creation of cyberarmies, according to Vesti.Ru was made after the revelations of Edward Snowden.

And then Obama and Trump?

Cyber attacks have become one of the most discussed topics in the winter of 2016. On 29 December, the outgoing US President Obama announced a new package of sanctions against Russia, citing the involvement of Russian hackers in the election campaign of America. On 6 January US intelligence presented the unclassified version of the report about Russian intervention. According to the document Vladimir Putin ordered to prevent the victory of Hillary Clinton over election trump. In addition, the report stated that the Russia Today TV channel has been working with the famous website WikiLeaks.

January 9, the Kremlin responded to the statement of us intelligence, saying that Moscow was not involved in the attacks, which it blames Washington. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called the accusations a “witch hunt”. January 10, Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defense Committee of the Federation Council, noted that the information published in the report, is “information spreading”.

In response to accusations of lack of evidence of Moscow’s involvement in the election results in the USA, the official representative of State Department of the USA John Kirby said us intelligence agencies tend to keep secret its working methods.

In addition, the Federal protection service of the German Constitution announced that Russian cyberarmy may relate to the attack on the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe.

Alternative view

Marketing Director Solar Security Valentin Krokhin in an interview with “Kommersant”:

“No country now admits that she makes attacks on information systems of other States. In the Centre of the UK government communications (GCHQ) employs 6 thousand people. How Zecurion Analytics calculate that it is 2 thousand deal with cyber attacks, the big question.”

The list of countries with the most developed cyberpassage according to Valentine Krokhina:

  1. South Korea
  2. Israel
  3. Iran
  4. Estonia

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