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A recent UK report on Russian interference brought the issue of state-backed cyberattacks to the forefront.

In July the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) published its long-awaited report into Russian interference. This offered further confirmation that Russia has been carrying out malicious cyber activity – both by itself and through “serious and organized crime groups” – in order to influence elections, attack critical infrastructure and infiltrate government departments. [See the actual report below]

Most recently, the UK, US, and Canada linked attacks against organizations currently involved in developing a vaccine against Covid-19 to APT29, a group believed to be associated with Russian intelligence agencies.

“Russia has been and continues to be behind attacks against the globe,” Tony Cole, CTO at Attivo Networks, says. “Their methods vary depending on which Russian government group is running the campaign, on who they are targeting, such as a government, company, or individual.”

Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament: Russia

Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament Russia

 

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