Russian internet attacks against UK unlikely, analyst says

Internet attacks originating from Russia against the UK are unlikely to occur as the row between Moscow and London continues, a security expert has said.

Eugene Kaspersky, head of research and development at Moscow-based anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab said that the current political disagreement would not affect long-term relations.

"It is very unlikely that this argument will spark some massive attack wave from Russian hackers. Much unlike the Estonian situation, the confrontation between the British and Russian governments is practically not visible in Russia and is not relevant to common Russian citizens at all," he said.

The Republic of Estonia came under a massive cyber-attacks in May that targeted government servers with distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. Ports of particular mission-critical computers in such as the telephone exchanges were targeted.

"In the Estonian case many people in Russia perceived the removal of the Victory monument and soldiers' graves as a personal insult," said Kaspersky.

News source: Computer Weekly

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The press really love their "OMG, they're after our precious internets!" stories.

Wow, it's so difficult to block kgb.ru. :rolleyes:

The UK should worry more about the middle-east. Now that's something that's going to bite the UK in the ***. Yes, more than it has already.

Something the UK might want to think about when pushing for turning Kosovo into an Islamic state.