Yarin explains the need to defend itself against foreign cyber-threats in correspondence with Duma Deputy Valery Rashkin (CPRF). Communist complained about the hacking of her Twitter from the Pro-government structures. In response to the Kremlin official, the Deputy said that the President’s administration together with the security Council “is considering a list of measures” for the protection of the Russian segment of the Internet from “foreign informational intervention and cyber influences.”
According to yasmin, in Russia hacked not only the opposition but also government representatives. For example, in August 2014, “unknown hackers” hacked into the Twitter Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, recalled the official. Responsibility for hacking Twitter the White house has assumed hackers from the group “Humpty Dumpty”, two years later, the alleged leader of the attackers was arrested by the FSB. His arrest was preceded by the detention Center for information security of the FSB and “Kaspersky Lab”.
The head of the Kremlin management have noticed that the user agreement on Twitter is governed by the law of the state of California and service speaks directly about sending personal data in the United States, Ireland, and foreign government agencies. This official concluded that the use of Russian civil servants to foreign services involve risks in the field of information security.
“In terms of waged against Russia’s information campaign, the chain of which is an attempt to hang on us the label of “international cyber criminals”, we cannot exclude attempts to apply a “blow back” to compromise the Russian information infrastructure, the Russian authorities and officials”, — says the head of the internal policy in the Kremlin.
Yarin added that such risk has already said, the FSB, and with a call to commit cyber attacks to Russian authorities openly the Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden.
Kremlin official said that due to technical and legal vulnerability data of Russian users, any hacks accounts of Russian government agencies and politicians can be part of the “information attack<…> against the Russian state as a whole.”
However, “the best protection” Yarin calls the use of domestic Internet resources, and user platforms.
Earlier, Duma Deputy Valery Rashkin (CPRF) in its request (as amended), the head of the presidential administration Anton Vaino told about the hacking of his Twitter in November 2016. The MP said that victims of burglary become independent politicians and journalists, and publishing the “mud” out on the same sites. “While figures of authority no one “breaks”, pours green paint, not chasing after them with video cameras and indecent posters,” said Rashkin. From this he concludes that these provocations “connected with the government and needed her to “not to get his hands dirty”, but to attack the opposition.”
The Communists urged the presidential administration to consider restructuring the Internet and media projects, supported by the authorities. And “radically” revise their content, raise their cultural and intellectual level of the teams of these projects.
The U.S. government has repeatedly accused Russia of involvement in the hacking of computer networks of the political parties of the United States, in particular electronic correspondence of the leaders of the Democratic party, and U.S. government resources. “As I said, was clear evidence that they (Russian hackers. —) involved in the cyber attacks. This is not a new phenomenon for Russia,” — said in mid-November at a press conference in Berlin, US President Barack Obama.
In early November, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry said that Washington will respond to Moscow on cyberattacks by hackers in a “timely manner”. “This measure will be adopted in the terms set by the President and may not be visible to you,” said the head of the state Department. Kerry stressed that there is no question that “just sitting”, not “accepting responses.”
In November, Deputy chief of the main Directorate of security and protection of Bank of Russia Artem Sychev said that the Bank together with the FSB, SKR and the Ministry of interior drafted a document that will allow us to share evidence of cyber attacks on the banks for the prosecution to use in court. November 9 “Kaspersky Lab” reported about a series of hacker attacks which were made on the servers of five of the ten largest banks in the country.