The international community is putting increased pressure on Russia to stop protecting its cybercriminals. But while Russian President Vladimir Putin has made some positive statements, it’s doubtful that meaningful progress against Russian cybercrime is about to happen.
The latest wave of cyberattacks is just the latest continuation of a multidecade trend, said Leo Taddeo, CISO at Cyxtera. “Vladimir Putin sees the cyber domain as an area where his forces are on par, or even superior, to U.S. forces. This gives him greater flexibility to unleash both criminal and government hackers against the West.”
Even with sanctions, the reality is that Putin has paid a very low price for the damage he’s inflicted, said Taddeo.
That may now be changing.