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All You Need to Know about Russian Hackers

Russian hacking has grabbed the collective attention of the U.S. and EU as a potential threat to free elections, national security, and even social stability. In his presentation, Daniil Turovsky explained the actual mechanics of how Russian hackers join forces with one another, work for Russian security services, and carry out attacks on banks and government agencies. He also discussed the personal motivations of the hackers themselves.

Date & Time

Jan. 12, 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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All You Need to Know about Russian Hackers

Russian hacking has grabbed the collective attention of the U.S. and EU as a potential threat to free elections, national security, and even social stability. In his presentation, Daniil Turovsky explained the actual mechanics of how Russian hackers join forces with one another, work for Russian security services, and carry out attacks on banks and government agencies. He also discussed the personal motivations of the hackers themselves.

Selected Quotes

“In the Russian hacker community, they have a rule: do not work in the .ru domain zone, because if you work in Russia, you will end up in jail.”

“In the last two years, my research and meetings with Russian hackers show that the work of these hackers is based on two lines: professional selection and criminal selection.”

“All Russian cyber armies and hacking groups are really separated. There is no one building where they sit and work all day. A lot of Russia hackers are in Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.”

Speaker

Daniil Turovsky

George F. Kennan Expert,
Investigative Journalist, Meduza
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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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