Every failure is another degree of pressure to deliver a win, pressure exacerbated by high levels of infighting among Russia’s security services.
Kimberly Zenz is a nonresident senior fellow with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security in Washington DC. She is also the senior international threat intelligence researcher at the Deutsche Cyber-Sicherheits organization(German Cyber Security Organization) in Berlin. Her research focuses on the cybercriminal underground with an emphasis on the RuNet, or Russian-speaking Internet.
Unfortunately for this president, Twitter seems more important than protecting his own secrets—and the nation’s.
Google and Amazon have banned domain fronting, a key technique for hiding cybercrimes—and evading censorship, too. Millions of people can kiss their secure communications goodbye.
It’s the latest Kremlin attempt to clamp down on Russians’ online activity. And it blocked almost 16 million IP addresses belonging to Amazon and Google.
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