Russia plans ‘Independent Internet’ by 2018 to launch its own Cyber Attacks

Russian Security Council met in October this year to plan for an “Independent Internet” by 2018 to protect it from global internet disruptions. However, security experts say that this plan could make it easier for the nation to launch its own attacks.

A briefing on this issue says that the new internet will cover BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) with an alternative DNS.

As of now, a global Domain Naming System (DNS) is being used to connect to all web users of Asia to the world.
But Russia plans to create an independent internet in future to protect itself and a handful of nations in the event of a large-scale cyber attack- such as WannaCry.

According to a Russian news resource RT, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia has set a deadline of August 1st, 2018 to complete the alternative DNS. And the separate internet is said to work on lines of Russian military intelligence propelled cyber army- Fancy Bear.

The idea is to assert more control over the DNS and net governance which is being held by the UN International Telecommunication Union or ITU now.

China is said to support this theory of Russia to the core as it wants to take away the control of DNS Database from the California based Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers, or shortly known as ICANN.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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