A have a look at Positive Technologies, a Russian cybersecurity agency sanctioned by the US, which sources say supplies hacking instruments and ops help for Russian spies
Washington has approved Russian cybersecurity agency Positive Technologies. According to a U.S. intelligence study, it was announced that they were providing hacking tools and conducting operations for the Kremlin.
Hackers in Positive Technologies are arguably better than what they do. The Russian cybersecurity agency regularly publishes highly respected research, eliminates computer security flaws and highlights vulnerabilities in networking equipment, telephone signals and electric car technology.
However, US intelligence agencies have concluded that the $1 billion firm, headquartered in Moscow, has workplaces around the world – more than that.
He was considered one of the many expert companies approved by the United States on Thursday for its role in supporting Russian intelligence companies. President Joe Biden has declared a state of emergency in Moscow to counter the threat posed by the United States. However, the details of the restrictions imposed by the Treasury Department form a small fraction of what people think about the position of optimists in Russia as a whole.
MIT understands how US officials have privately concluded that the corporate provides an offensive hacking tool, data and even operations to Russian spies. The optimist is believed to be part of a constellation of private sector companies and cybercrime teams that support Russia’s geo-political goals and which the US considers more as a direct risk.
The optistist’s general public outlook is similar to that of many cybersecurity corporations: employees monitor high-tech safety, publish analysis of new threats, and “be optimistic!” There are also cutie workplace indicators for such learners. Hanging on their desks. Corporate Russian officials are open about some of its hyperlinks and show an observe 18 year monitoring file of defensive cybersecurity experience with two decades of relationship with the Russian Ministry of Defense. However, according to previously undisclosed U.S. intelligence reports, it also develops and sells exploits of weapons software programs to Russian officials.
The agency’s work on the SS7, a space that has emerged, is essential for the global phone network. In a Forbes public demonstration, the optimist confirmed the way to bypass encryption by exploiting vulnerabilities in SS7. Privately, the US concludes that optimistic not only made public the flaws in the system, but developed offensive hacking capabilities to use the safety holes make use by Russian intelligence in cyber campaigns.
The optimism for Russian officials’ hacking operations is similar to what American security contractors do for many American companies. However there are major differences. A former U.S. intelligence official, who asked anonymous individuals not to allow him to discuss classified material, called companies like Optimistic and their Russian intelligence sector “advanced” and “offensive.” Wages are relatively low, calls are one-sided, facilities are fast, and the potential risk of non-cooperation can be greatly increased.