Cyber attacks: NATO warns Russia to halt 'reckless' behavior

Discussion in 'Gog / Magog' started by Almost Heaven, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday warned Russia to halt its "reckless" behavior, after the Netherlands revealed it had foiled a Kremlin cyber attack on the global chemical weapons watchdog.

    "Russia must stop its reckless pattern of behavior, including the use of force against its neighbors, attempted interference in election processes, and widespread disinformation campaigns," he said.

    Stoltenberg added that NATO fully supports moves to name and shame Russia over electronic warfare, speaking shortly after Britain and Australia blamed Russian military intelligence for recent attacks.

    More to follow.
  2. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    Dutch government says it disrupted Russian attempt to hack chemical weapons watchdog

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch authorities disrupted an attempt in April by Russian intelligence agents to hack the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld said on Thursday.

    At a news conference in The Hague, Bijleveld called on Russia to cease its cyber activities aimed at “undermining” Western democracies.

    She noted that the U.S. Department of Justice is expected to issue indictments of suspected Russian spies later on Thursday, in part due to information gleaned from the Dutch operation.

    According to a presentation by the head of the Netherlands’ military intelligence agency, four Russians arrived in the Netherlands on April 10 and were caught on the 13th with spying equipment at a hotel next to the OPCW headquarters.

    The men were not successful in breaching OPCW systems, the minister said.
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  3. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    US indicts 7 Russian spies over hacking as West blasts Moscow cybercrimes
    Justice Department accuses GRU officers of breaching anti-doping agencies, Pennsylvania nuclear energy company, and chemical weapons investigator

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The US Justice Department on Thursday charged seven Russian intelligence officers with hacking anti-doping agencies and other organizations hours after Western officials leveled new accusations against Moscow’s secretive GRU military spy agency.

    Hours before the US indictment was announced, Western nations accused the GRU of new cybercrimes, with Dutch and British officials labeling the intelligence agency “brazen” for allegedly targeting the international chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 downing of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine.

    The US indictment said that the GRU targeted its victims because they had publicly supported a ban on Russian athletes in international sports competitions and because they had condemned Russia’s state-sponsored athlete doping program.
  4. athenasius

    athenasius Well-Known Member

    Things are ramping up between Russia and the West. That usually means Russia is going to be getting extra busy somewhere else, like maybe the Middle East where they want world attention on other things for the moment while they do something nasty. In this case perhaps some chemical weapons being moved into or deployed in Syria and the Golan.
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