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Aegis617 t1_j9r0eqr wrote

I know a woman in the us involved in charity work that has helped Ukraine and they even tried hacking her. And they weren't even a large donor nor solely for Ukraine.


xenoghost1 t1_j9sdhrn wrote

Russia has more in common with a snake than with a bear.

a bear is a brave and solitary creature that can endure with patience the winter. Russia on the other hand is a slithering creep, that lives of attacking thing smaller than them and trying to poison things larger than themselves. cowardly, weak and unable to survive without direct sunlight to aid them with their body temperature. this an attitude reflected by all those loyal to the ghoulish cabal we politely call the Kremlin.


Clever_Bee34919 t1_j9sstnd wrote

Wjat do you have against snakes? Those poor snakes, being compared to Russia.


zipzoupzwoop t1_j9sx8o6 wrote

You know, the whole forbidden fruit thing really put them in a bad light. Time for an anti-ophidophobia campaign?


Clever_Bee34919 t1_j9sxfa4 wrote

YES!. Sign me up to the "snakes are cool" club immediately


420ipblood t1_j9t72g6 wrote

It requires acknowledging that while you think they're cool, absolutely no one thinks the "snake guy" in the neighborhood is cool.


Occma t1_j9t8so9 wrote

bears are not brave tho. They are just the apex predator. You cannot be brave if you never faced a stronger opponent.


xenoghost1 t1_j9ue6tk wrote

don't know, maybe they understand what a gun is and they'll still rush you.


daniel_22sss t1_j9tbfc0 wrote

Snakes are competent killers. Russia is not competent in anything.

There is no animal that represents how shitty they are.


MarieOak2021 t1_j9riew7 wrote

The rest of the world needs to hack Russia out of existence.


debacol t1_j9s8tsn wrote

Seriously. Hack them so categorically they have to go back to fax machines and checkbooks.


jarlvk t1_j9snyaj wrote

If only Google, MS and Apple would invalidate moscovian licences.


User767676 t1_j9r28b0 wrote

It’s going to get loose in other countries now. Malware isn’t a fire a forget thing.


Occma t1_j9t961n wrote

that literally is what a fire and forget thing is


Hanzoku t1_j9tam9s wrote

You were looking for precision thing.


MagnusCaseus t1_j9road1 wrote

It will be interesting to see how warfare will be conducted between nations with strong military, and strong computing capabilities, especially with how much more technology has been integrated into our daily lives, and structure. Take Canada for example, last year a bad BGP update caused a nationwide communications outage for those using Rogers (because for some reason our government won't do anything about our ISP oligarchy, and we practically get only 3 choices for internet providers). That outage even though it lasted a day impacted so many people, and affected many core services like hospitals, and effected many businesses. That through accident too, I can only imagine what intentionally attacks on national IT infrastructure would be like, and how much chaos it would cause.


MercMcNasty t1_j9sge3q wrote

I read a book when I was a kid about children fighting a war with like holographic soldiers on a board in front of them and the closer your finger got to the hologram the more control they had or something like that


autotldr t1_j9qvsds wrote

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 73%. (I'm a bot)

> Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion, cybersecurity researchers at Slovakian cybersecurity firm ESET, network security firm Fortinet, and Google-owned incident-response firm Mandiant have all independently found that in 2022, Ukraine saw far more specimens of "Wiper" malware than in any previous year of Russia's long-running cyberwar targeting Ukraine-or, for that matter, any other year, anywhere.

> "It's an explosion, another order of magnitude." That variety, researchers say, may be a sign of the sheer number of malware developers whom Russia has assigned to target Ukraine, or of Russia's efforts to build new variants that can stay ahead of Ukraine's detection tools, particularly as Ukraine has hardened its cybersecurity defenses.

> Fortinet has also found that the growing volume of wiper malware specimens hitting Ukraine may in fact be creating a more global proliferation problem.

Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Ukraine^#1 malware^#2 Russia^#3 Wiper^#4 year^#5


hissnspit t1_j9sgdzs wrote

I don't understand why Russia has not been geofenced already. There's almost no reason for any person or organization in western world to have traffic flowing to/from Russia. Just cut them off completely from the internet. Along with their buddies - N. Korea, Iran and Syria.


Puzzled-Collection-5 t1_j9sjn78 wrote

Same reasons why murderers get fair lawyers sponsored by the Government in trials, internet usage is Human Right and this won't help but reinforce the idea of the existental threat that Russia is making up for average Russians.


hissnspit t1_j9stcrl wrote

Fine, but allow it at individual level. I want my home router to filter out all Russian traffic completely. I don't give a fuck about internet fair laws and such - I just want Russia blocked out of my home.


Tomas0Bob t1_j9swuaf wrote

You can do that for yourself but it's really easy to get around. All they'd need to do is just route through another country like Georgia or India, and whoops now it's no longer coming from Russia


zipzoupzwoop t1_j9sxg0j wrote

So they should be geofenced then. "The internet is a human right" doesn't really apply when the country already blocks the parts of the internet they don't want their people to see. I believe not getting hacked by governmental stooges to be a human right.


Tomas0Bob t1_j9tinrc wrote

Geofencing would be very difficult and likely affect only the less tech-savvy public. You'd never be able to convince every neighboring country like China, Kazakhstan, Georgia to hard cut off Russian network connections and as long as they have another country to route through they can get around it. Probably not your everyday layman but everyone else with a little bit of knowhow let alone any government agency.


Dicond t1_j9t2ki9 wrote

Poor analogy. People get a defense attorney and fair trials in the US (as an example) and other free and fair countries because it is the right of a citizen. These are not citizens and are thus not subject to that rule.

Also, "internet usage is a human right" isn't written into law pretty much anywhere. Hell, there are very rural places in the US today that don't have reliable internet. Disallowing access to prominent, US based cites is perfectly within the bounds of a country, especially against a warmongering nation like Russia who refuses to exist under the confines of International convention and law.


Puzzled-Collection-5 t1_ja2tm6i wrote

> Poor analogy Proceeds to get on my analogy (because your first sentence is confusing, please define it better) level ignoring he asked me to explain on a level he can understand Also Russia is blocking it themselves so lol


Phssthp0kThePak t1_j9sig6v wrote

I've been saying every fiber optic cable from the West into Russia should have been cut since Litvinenko was assassinated in London.


zipzoupzwoop t1_j9sxin2 wrote

Could they maybe use this to wipe my internet history from my ISPs instead?


Skaindire t1_j9tmwmm wrote

Just imagine, a bunch of neckbeards desperate to show their worth, lest they get drafted ...


AndrekinKimawa t1_j9srch4 wrote

China is russian ally in there I guess.


DJ3XO t1_j9skpo5 wrote

Kind of irrelevant to the article, but does anyone have a high res of the picture used at the start of it?


wart365 t1_j9rpyzb wrote

All the more reasons proving that Windows is depreciated, almost defunct technology that is kept alive solely through bureaucracy not knowing how to adopt a non-Windows system. Certainly -nix based systems can be hacked, but it's not an open door like Windows usually is. It is plausible to lock down Windows, and W11 is built specifically to do this, but it's still more vulnerable than a comparable -nix setup.


h0nkee t1_j9rxcqu wrote

Anything worth hacking on this scale is going to be *nix anyway. Not much of the world runs on Windows when it comes to important things.


instantnet t1_j9s41qn wrote

No one is going to hack your sweet Gameboy classic