Russian Ransomware hackers getting frustrated by sanctions


As soon as Russia waged a war on Ukraine, the entire world led by the United States termed it as a war on innocent and pressed sanctions on the Putin led nation, to pressurize him in stopping the war.

But Vladimir Putin was adamant about his Ukraine invasion and intensified the war to take control of Kyiv.

It has been almost 100 days, and nothing seems to stop Kremlin’s invasion in the Ukraine.

News is out that Russian hacking gang members are feeling the pinch of sanctions, as they are not in a position to monetize their cyber attacks.

During a virtual conference, Rob Joyce, the National Security Agency’s Director of Cybersecurity, disclosed the news about Russian hackers feeling the pinch and confirmed that it has led to a decrease in ransomware attacks.

However, in retaliation for sanctions, the Russian government could launch critical cyber attacks targeting US Critical Infrastructure operated by energy, nuclear and financial firms along with those operating in the Telecom sector.

Like how hackers from Moscow launched digital assaults on Starlink Satellite communication links owned by Tesla Chief Elon Musk that kept Ukraine connected with the world in early March this year.

Joyce also confirmed that the “Shields Up” campaign taken up by the white house in encouraging companies to raise their defense-line against cyber attacks was yielding significant results.

Note– It’s heard that Putin has ordered his officials to apply counter measures to situations where sanctions were being employed, such as demanding rubles for essentials, fuels and such.


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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