Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Russia Bumbles Its Way around the Internet

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Russia Bumbles Its Way around the Internet

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An editorial from The New York Times

One has to wonder whether Russia's military hackers want to be exposed, given how often they are. Or are these bungled operations just the tip of the iceberg?

Last week, the United States, Britain and the Netherlands produced a stunning array of accusations against officers of the GRU, Russia's military intelligence service, for cyberattacks involving antidoping agencies, political campaigns, chemical warfare labs and the downing of a passenger jet.

The coordinated revelations about GRU hacking over the past three years confirmed the many reports that have already emerged about a Russian cyberwarfare program working overtime under fanciful names such as BadRabbit, Fancy Bear or Voodoo Bear to push Russia's agendas abroad - mostly by trying to control the damage from embarrassing revelations about botched Kremlin operations. …

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