… from Press TV, Tehran
[ Editor’s Note: This story reminds me of the old grandma saying, “Better late than never”. I had always been wondering why the Russians, which I assumed to be under constant massive cyber attacks, did not put out the statistics on them. They finally have.
Of course, Western media will have no interest in this revelation whatsoever, as 70 million attacks are primarily Western attacks, with the motherload coming from the US. Note the last paragraph mentioning where most of the servers are located.
I was dreaming that I might see at least a mention for Israel, but alas Moscow continues to have a blind eye to what the hardcore Zionists do to them, along with everyone else on the planet, conduct war against them by all means possible.
The short story there is Israel being a wholesale espionage operation, going not only after stuff that is critical to them, but everything it can get its hands on to sell or trade, to defer the cost of it all.
Don’t hold your breath on seeing a Congressional investigation on this anomaly any time soon. We could not even investigate 9-11 competently, due to insider corruption. Going back to the glory days of IBM, the US always had a big lead on all things cyber, and that naturally expanded into offensive cyber operations.
Those on the receiving end were back on their heels for the many years it took for them to catch up, but they are up to speed now. That is why you are seeing what coverage there is now, with one huge exception. In the West, with its free press, there are no stories about Western or NATO cyber warfare. Imagine that. I guess all the investigative journalists and big media houses must have been too busy.
There was the token exception on the Iranian nuclear reprocessing plant attack, which was proven to be a peaceful program, but could have resulted in a major nuclear contamination attack, as it was designed to destroy the working centrifuges. As Gordon would say, “Welcome to how the world really works.”… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … January 25, 2017 –
Russia’s principal security service says the country has fended off 70 million cyber attacks targeting its critical information infrastructure over the past year, mostly from abroad.
“Seventy million cyberattacks [targeted] relevant facilities of the Russian Federation during this year,” said Nikolay Murashov, a spokesman for Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), on Tuesday.
He was testifying before a State Duma committee for information policy.
“At present, Russia has sufficient potential in the development of means of information security,” Murashov said, RT reported Wednesday.
The development came after recent claims by the administration of former US president Barack Obama that Russia hacked into computer networks linked to the Democratic Party to tilt the 2016 presidential election in favor of the then-candidate Donald Trump. Obama vowed unspecific counter-measures.
According to the report, the parliamentary committee meeting which Murashov was testifying at deliberated over a bill that requires all companies deemed to be a part of Russia’s critical infrastructure to be equipped with tools to counter potential cyberattacks.
The bill is titled “On the Security of Critical Infrastructure of the Russian Federation” and stipulates that companies listed as belonging to critical infrastructure also report potential hacking attempts against them to relevant state institutions and cooperate in subsequent investigations.
Earlier this month, chief of Russia’s Security Council Nikolay Patrushev told the daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta that Moscow had witnessed “a growing number of attempts to inflict damage on Russian information systems from abroad” by means of hacking attacks and unlawful collection of personal data.
Patrushev said that while the former Obama administration was constantly accusing Russia of hacking, “all major internet servers are located on US territory and are used by Washington for intelligence and other purposes aimed at retaining [US] dominance in the world.”