Thursday, December 1, 2022
After a major outage at Facebook's broad family of applications impacted billions of users worldwide late Monday, Russian authorities emphasized the need of developing the country's own "sovereign" social media platforms. After a traffic routing issue rendered the sites inaccessible for many hours Monday evening, Facebook and its Instagram and...
According to preliminary estimates, Facebook's applications outage cost the Russian economy 70 million rubles per hour, said Anna Mikhailova, business development manager of the Angara group of companies, Russian media reported. The failure of Facebook, associated with the disruption of a number of network protocols, "indirectly affected practically the entire...
Representatives of Russia's media watchdog (Roskomnadzor) intend to draft up and send out the appropriate procedure for repeated failure to remove illegal material, the watchdog's press office informed Vedomosti. According to experts, Facebook's Russian income is about 12 billion rubles ($164.96 million). Since the beginning of the year, Russian courts...
According to specialists contacted by Izvestia, the arrest of Group-IB founder and CEO Ilya Sachkov would have no effect on the company's operations or the Russian information security industry. The Group-IB headquarters was raided on September 28, and the businessman was imprisoned for two months the following day by...
According to Russian insiders, after only a few months of cybersecurity talks, Moscow and Washington were able to restart cooperation in sectors that had been dormant for many years. As a consequence, the cyber organizations Evil Corp., TrickBot, and REvil have been targeted. Nonetheless, despite improvements, US officials continue...
The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs is ready to introduce electronic passports in the country. Valentina Kazakova, head of the Main Directorate for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, announced at a press conference at the Izvestia Information Center on September 29. “We know what it...
From September 16 to September 25, the Russian Cyber ​​Threat Monitoring Center (SOC) of the international service provider Orange Business Services (OBS) registered a new wave of DDoS attacks on Russian financial institutions: banks, their partners, and insurance companies, Izvestia reported. For 10 days, the company has detected more than...
Nothing prevents international digital behemoths from functioning in Russia as long as they follow Russian law, according to Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, in an interview with the RT TV station. "We should have a complete armory of influence on these digital behemoths. But it doesn't...
From 2023, all Russian citizens will be able to register their place of residence through the portal of public services without visiting the registration authority, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs announced. “The possibility of obtaining information about registration ... without visiting the registration authority by persons who have reached...
According to Kommersant, which cites professional study done by the Russian Public Relations Association's political technology committee, social media networks and messaging services proved to be an extremely successful weapon in Russia's last parliamentary elections. Political strategists relied heavily on Instagram, YouTube, and Telegram, while the influence of traditional...