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Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research? (65)

Jul 26, 2020 6:00 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
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Dorothy Denning, emeritus distinguished professor of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School, California, on the history and individuals behind Russia’s cyberwarfare.

A Russian cyberespionage group that hacked into election networks before the 2016 US presidential election is now attempting to steal coronavirus vaccine information from researchers in the US, U.K. and Canada.

The governments of those three countries issued a warning on July 16 saying that the group known as APT29 or “Cozy Bear” is targeting vaccine development efforts. The group, which is connected with the FSB, Russia’s internal security service, had gotten inside the Democratic National Committee networks prior to the 2016 election.
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This latest incident illustrates yet again how, beyond carrying all of our phone, text and internet communications, cyberspace is an active battleground, with cybercriminals, government agents and even military personnel probing weaknesses in corporate, national and even personal online defenses.

Some of the most talented and dangerous cybercrooks and cyberwarriors come from Russia, which is a longtime meddler in other countries’ affairs.

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Over decades, Russian operators have stolen terabytes of data, taken control of millions of computers and raked in billions of dollars. They’ve shut down electricity in Ukraine and meddled in elections in the US and elsewhere. They’ve engaged in disinformation and disclosed pilfered information such as the emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, following successful spearphishing attacks.

Who are these operators, why are they so skilled, and what are they up to?
Back to the 1980s

The Russian cyberthreat dates back to at least 1986 when Cliff Stoll, then a system administrator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, linked a 75-cent accounting error to intrusions into the lab’s computers. The hacker was after military secrets, downloading documents with important keywords such as “nuclear.”

A lengthy investigation, described in Stoll’s book “The Cuckoo’s Egg,” led to a German hacker who was selling the stolen data to what was then the Soviet Union.

By the late 1990s, Russian cyberespionage had grown to include the multi-year “Moonlight Maze” intrusions into US military and other government computers, foretelling the massive espionage from Russia today.

The 1990s also saw the arrest of Vladimir Levin, a computer operator in St. Petersburg. Levin tried to steal more than US$10 million by hacking Citibank accounts, foreshadowing Russia’s prominence in cybercrime. And Russian hackers defaced US websites during the Kosovo conflict, portending Russia’s extensive use of disruptive and damaging cyberattacks.
Jul 26, 2020 6:02 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
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Even your computer is not safe.
Jul 26, 2020 6:40 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
tomcatty: Even your computer is not safe.
I don't store porn. So what's the big deal?
Jul 26, 2020 7:43 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
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Tulefell: I don't store porn. So what's the big deal?
Maybe they're after yur brilliant intellectual posts, then again, they are your next door neighbours.

laugh laugh laugh laugh
Jul 26, 2020 7:59 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
tomcatty: ... they are your next door neighbours.
Nah, it's the other way around.
Jul 26, 2020 1:04 PM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
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I see Russia as hoping if they get vaccine first, they can then sell it to the world and make money. Or hope to mess it up and kill their "enemy".
I have no private info on my computer. If anyone hacks it they get scans of skulls and hot rods, photos of cats and bookmarks to companies that sell boar tusks, hides and pelts. Have fun guys.rolling on the floor laughing
I pay everything by check or use debit card over the phone. And that account never has more than a couple of hundred in it.
My worry is all the stuff out there stored by government, banks and insurance companies. They should have the strongest systems and they don't.
I remember long ago when I had a cordless phone so could hear mom calls outside. Told her don't talk anything risky because signal could be picked up. Cell phones are even worse. I use a land line only for private info.
Jul 26, 2020 1:13 PM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
Britons are behind it professor
Jul 26, 2020 1:32 PM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
I think it is those Nuwaubians or Wakandans again!mumbling
Jul 26, 2020 8:09 PM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
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Conrad73: I think it is those Nuwaubians or Wakandans again!
Are you quoting from Trump again?rolling on the floor laughing


The entire U.S. military including the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been well aware of the hostile actions and sabotage Russia and China have been involved in against the U.S. for 15 years. The elections are just the tip of the iceberg.
Jul 27, 2020 2:35 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
raphael119: Are you quoting from Trump again?


The entire U.S. military including the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been well aware of the hostile actions and sabotage Russia and China have been involved in against the U.S. for 15 years. The elections are just the tip of the iceberg.
blah blah
Jul 27, 2020 4:17 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
raphael119: Are you quoting from Trump again?


The entire U.S. military including the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been well aware of the hostile actions and sabotage Russia and China have been involved in against the U.S. for 15 years. The elections are just the tip of the iceberg.
and how many years the USA was attacking Russia and China with economical sanctions? Now they strike back.
Jul 27, 2020 7:22 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
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It is rare for the UK to explicitly state that it believes another country is behind a coordinated and ongoing campaign of cyber-attacks, but British officials said it shared its assessment with the US and Canada.

The UK’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, said it was “completely unacceptable” for Russian intelligence services to target research on the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said: “While others pursue their selfish interests with reckless behaviour, the UK and its allies are getting on with the hard work of finding a vaccine and protecting global health. The UK will continue to counter those conducting such cyber attacks, and work with our allies to hold perpetrators to account.”

Officials added that they could not be certain that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, would have known about the operation to target vaccine research efforts but that it would not be contemplated unless it was something he was thought to approve of.

The British attribution was rejected by the Kremlin. Putin’s spokesperson Dmitri Peskov told the Guardian on Thursday that Russia was not involved in either hacking attempt.
Jul 29, 2020 5:06 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
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There is a a huge troll factory in Leningrad, documented and filmed. Dedicated to attacks on the west , esp. the U.S. A lot of the sanctions U.S. has on Russia came from cyber war.
Jul 29, 2020 5:34 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
raphael119: There is a a huge troll factory in Leningrad, documented and filmed. Dedicated to attacks on the west , esp. the U.S. A lot of the sanctions U.S. has on Russia came from cyber war.
They couldn't match half the Bulldung you posted on this Site in the last 3 years!laugh
Jul 29, 2020 7:35 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
tomcatty: Dorothy Denning, emeritus distinguished professor of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School, California, on the history and individuals behind Russia’s cyberwarfare.

A Russian cyberespionage group that hacked into election networks before the 2016 US presidential election is now attempting to steal coronavirus vaccine information from researchers in the US, U.K. and Canada.

The governments of those three countries issued a warning on July 16 saying that the group known as APT29 or “Cozy Bear” is targeting vaccine development efforts. The group, which is connected with the FSB, Russia’s internal security service, had gotten inside the Democratic National Committee networks prior to the 2016 election.
Advertisement

This latest incident illustrates yet again how, beyond carrying all of our phone, text and internet communications, cyberspace is an active battleground, with cybercriminals, government agents and even military personnel probing weaknesses in corporate, national and even personal online defenses.

Some of the most talented and dangerous cybercrooks and cyberwarriors come from Russia, which is a longtime meddler in other countries’ affairs.



Over decades, Russian operators have stolen terabytes of data, taken control of millions of computers and raked in billions of dollars. They’ve shut down electricity in Ukraine and meddled in elections in the US and elsewhere. They’ve engaged in disinformation and disclosed pilfered information such as the emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, following successful spearphishing attacks.

Who are these operators, why are they so skilled, and what are they up to?
Back to the 1980s

The Russian cyberthreat dates back to at least 1986 when Cliff Stoll, then a system administrator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, linked a 75-cent accounting error to intrusions into the lab’s computers. The hacker was after military secrets, downloading documents with important keywords such as “nuclear.”

A lengthy investigation, described in Stoll’s book “The Cuckoo’s Egg,” led to a German hacker who was selling the stolen data to what was then the Soviet Union.

By the late 1990s, Russian cyberespionage had grown to include the multi-year “Moonlight Maze” intrusions into US military and other government computers, foretelling the massive espionage from Russia today.

The 1990s also saw the arrest of Vladimir Levin, a computer operator in St. Petersburg. Levin tried to steal more than US$10 million by hacking Citibank accounts, foreshadowing Russia’s prominence in cybercrime. And Russian hackers defaced US websites during the Kosovo conflict, portending Russia’s extensive use of disruptive and damaging cyberattacks.
Yet it's the US that has iro 200 military bases worldwide. russia only has one. They do military patrols a mere 60 miles from Moscow. Imagine if it was Russia patroling the US border? They've started almost every war since WW2, Russia hasn't started any, but they have put an end to a few. The US has the lives of millions of innocents on their hands, Russia none, as they haven't invaded anywhere

All the US can do to Russia is put out reams and reams of propoganda..just like you're doing Tomcatty....

It wouldn't take much to prove there's little substance to your anti-Russian posts Tom..
Jul 29, 2020 8:06 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
blathin: Yet it's the US that has iro 200 military bases worldwide. russia only has one. They do military patrols a mere 60 miles from Moscow. Imagine if it was Russia patroling the US border? They've started almost every war since WW2, Russia hasn't started any, but they have put an end to a few. The US has the lives of millions of innocents on their hands, Russia none, as they haven't invaded anywhere

All the US can do to Russia is put out reams and reams of propoganda..just like you're doing Tomcatty....

It wouldn't take much to prove there's little substance to your anti-Russian posts Tom..




Whilst I agree with you in principal to a certain degree Blathin, Russia has attacked other countries especially Poland.

Russia, or its previous version of the Soviet Union, is no stranger to invasion . It has the history of invading several countries in the past, including Georgia (2008), Afghanistan (1979), Hungary (1956) and Poland, Austria and Eastern Germany (1945).
Jul 29, 2020 8:13 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
germanspitz: Whilst I agree with you in principal to a certain degree Blathin, Russia has attacked other countries especially Poland.

Russia, or its previous version of the Soviet Union, is no stranger to invasion . It has the history of invading several countries in the past, including Georgia (2008), Afghanistan (1979), Hungary (1956) and Poland, Austria and Eastern Germany (1945).
Ah come on German.you're strechting it a bit there timewise lol...laugh laugh laugh (not laughing at you by the way....)
Jul 29, 2020 8:19 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
blathin: Ah come on German.you're strechting it a bit there timewise lol... (not laughing at you by the way....)
Which date ? It's all out there especially Poland.


Treaty of Riga, (1921) treaty between Poland and Russia signed in Riga, Latvia, that ended the Russo-Polish War of 1919–20 and set their mutual border. The treaty, which gave Poland parts of Belorussia (now Belarus) and Ukraine, lasted until World War II, after which a new treaty established a new border. In the compromise Peace of Riga (March 1921), the Bolsheviks abandoned their plans to communize Poland, but the Poles had to abandon their federalist concepts.
Jul 29, 2020 9:04 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
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germanspitz: Whilst I agree with you in principal to a certain degree Blathin, Russia has attacked other countries especially Poland.

Russia, or its previous version of the Soviet Union, is no stranger to invasion . It has the history of invading several countries in the past, including Georgia (2008), Afghanistan (1979), Hungary (1956) and Poland, Austria and Eastern Germany (1945).
Don't forget Finlandlaugh
Jul 29, 2020 9:37 AM CST Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research?
germanspitz: Whilst I agree with you in principal to a certain degree Blathin, Russia has attacked other countries especially Poland.

Russia, or its previous version of the Soviet Union, is no stranger to invasion . It has the history of invading several countries in the past, including Georgia (2008), Afghanistan (1979), Hungary (1956) and Poland, Austria and Eastern Germany (1945).
Czechoslovakia in 1968!
Poland in 1941!
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