From Russia…With Love? Part 1
The symbiotic relationships between the Russian government and individuals associated with organized cybercrime groups within its borders are becoming increasingly problematic for the international community. The Russian government’s current stance is to largely ignore criminal targeting of Western states and businesses, inhibiting meaningful international response to the rise of ransomware attacks across many industry verticals, including state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the critical infrastructure assets they operate.
Part 1 of this two-part paper highlights the history of Russian governmental influence in cybercrime up to the present day.