'Sandworm' hacking group linked to Russian GRU's Main Center for Special Technology, says U.S

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/02/20/sandworm-hacking-group-lin.html

GRU won’t believe it: UK and US call out Russia for cyber-attacks on Georgia last year

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If this happened it bits me why USA people get so upset over this. Their government does it too.

[there, saved the bots and useful idiots a few keystrokes]

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As long as Russia has kept those relentless, disruptive cyberattacks within its own region, the West has mostly turned a blind eye. But as the US seeks to head off any digital meddling in its own upcoming election, the State Department is trying something different: Calling out Russia for a broad-scale act of digital sabotage that hit the country of Georgia last fall.

The author, Andy Greenburg, can not find the Republic of Georgia on a map? Uh, Andy, Georgia is a neighbour. Russia and Georgia have a common border.

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But that quote doesn’t imply that they’re not neighbors? At least the way I’m parsing the sentence is that as long as Russia has kept its meddling within its own region the West didn’t care, but now that Russian meddling is threatening US elections the State Department is calling Russia out for the crap they’ve done previously.

(Btw Russian fake news and troll factory is kind of amazing in an entirely blood-chilling way. Especially how other states play along - over here the ruling party’s media regularly spreads fake news of Russian origins, and it employs its own troll army.)