Hacking Russia was off-limits. The Ukraine war made it a free-for-all.

Hacking Russia was off-limits. The Ukraine war made it a free-for-all.

Joseph Menn reports:

….. the third month of war finds Russia, not the United States, struggling under an unprecedented hacking wave that entwines government activity, political voluntarism and criminal action.

Digital assailants have plundered the country’s personal financial data, defaced websites and handed decades of government emails to anti-secrecy activists abroad. One recent survey showed more passwords and other sensitive data from Russia were dumped onto the open Web in March than information from any other country.

Read more at WaPo.

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