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Are some companies in Russia also getting attacked by hacker-blackmailers for money?

Asked by mazingerz88 (28586points) July 6th, 2021 from iPhone

Similar to what is happening with some US companies?

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Zaku's avatar

Blackmailers or ransom? Either way, I would assume so, but I’m finding it less than trivial to search for, because of all the articles about cyber ransom attacks from Russia.

Yellowdog's avatar

There are several counties notorious for cyber attacks, most inasmuch for disrupting our lives and normal business, commerce, and communication hospitals, health care, and national security inasmuch as for money or ransom or blackmail, and Russia is perhaps the worst of them.

Putin has no reason to discourage the practice, and nobody cares to hack Russia because they don’t have anything really to disrupt or care about,

There are no international documented cases of hacking against Russia, but it probably does happen on a small scale. I doubt they would WANT us to know if they had any such incidents.

It’s a pretty minor of a problem in America, also, we have recently learned. Joe Biden read to us in a press conference that the Russian hacking has done no significant damages to American businesses, The stories are exaggerated. No reason to retaliate.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Perhaps, but it would be equivalent to hacking the mafia here. In other words, you get caught in Russia hacking lucrative big shots, the penalty is not a trial and a few years in prison. You and YOUR FAMILY can kiss your asses goodbye. Besides, why even bother with impoverished and declining Russia whose corruption has rendered its economy on a par with Italy and California? Everyone KNOWS where money is. After all, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the leading commercial enterprise in Russia has consisted of looting the country’s wealth and resources and then stashing the profits abroad. We really are boobs here in this country. The average American has no idea that a major reason the average American can no longer afford a house is that trillions of dollars in capital has been illegally siphoned from Russia and China to buy up OUR real estate. You are competing with more than your peers when you make your offer on that house.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Krebs on Security – ”...virtually all ransomware strains have a built-in failsafe designed to cover the backsides of the malware purveyors: They simply will not install on a Microsoft Windows computer that already has one of many types of virtual keyboards installed — such as Russian or Ukrainian…

”...DarkSide and other Russian-language affiliate moneymaking programs have long barred their criminal associates from installing malicious software on computers in a host of Eastern European countries, including Ukraine and Russia. This prohibition dates back to the earliest days of organized cybercrime, and it is intended to minimize scrutiny and interference from local authorities.”

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