As Russia rains artillery fire down on Ukrainian cities, cyber attackers from around the world have been targeting Russian media, cryptocurrency services, and retail brands with denial of service attacks. A group of Russian scientists say that they’ve developed a new tool to block such attacks—but even that is an indication that severe economic sanctions are changing life in Russia.
Sam Bendett, an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and an adviser at the CNA Corporation, said the development is another symptom of the sanctions on Russian IT.
“For years, the Russian infosec industry was preparing for a possible disconnect from international Internet data exchanges. Now, with the unprecedented IT sanctions that are impacting Russia’s high-tech industry, some in Russia think that threat may come to fruition. This NetTestBox is only a prototype, but similar technologies probably already exist in the Russian infosec ecosystem,” he told Defense One.
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