Amid the cascade of U.S. sanctions imposed on Russian cybersecurity companies and officials alleged to be operating on behalf of the Kremlin’s intelligence services, one company stood out: the Fresh Air Farm House in Karachi, Pakistan.
A global epidemic of digital extortion known as ransomware is crippling local governments, hospitals, school districts, and businesses by scrambling their data files until they pay up. Law enforcement has been largely powerless to stop it.
The Biden administration is preparing to announce sanctions and the expulsion of diplomats from the U.S. in response to a massive Russian hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, as well as for election interference.
The study, conducted by Mike McGuire a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Surrey, reveals that the world is coming increasingly close to nation-state retaliating against cyber-attacks with violence.
Russia poses the most acute immediate threat to the United Kingdom in cyberspace while China’s ambition to be dominant in a host of new technologies will transform the 21st Century world we live in, the head of Britain’s cybersecurity center said.