Putin’s cyberwarfare tactics have been exposed around the world in a massive trove of files from a Moscow company linked to the FSB that was leaked by anti-war whistleblowers.
- Russia has been targeting countries all over the world with cyberattacks
- A huge trove of leaked documents shows Vladimir Putin’s strategy for digital warfare
Vladimir Putin’s sinister global cyberwarfare strategy has been exposed after a massive leak of classified files.
The documents reveal how a company with links to the FSB, the Russian intelligence service, aids the Kremlin’s agenda by attacking its enemies in digital warfare.
Russia targets the infrastructure of rival countries and is systematically hacking into networks around the world.
Russia’s sinister NTV Vulkan has also played a crucial role in Putin’s efforts to spread disinformation and perpetuate false narratives online to create divisions within Western countries.
Thousands of pages of documents show that the group’s engineers were working with the Russian military and intelligence services to train operatives to attack national infrastructure and support hacking.
Leaked documents revealed that Vladimir Putin’s government is using electronic warfare to target Ukraine and countries around the world.
A diagram from the leaked documents shows the Russian company’s Penetration Reconnaissance System
report from Watchman In the documents found, the company was linked to the FSB, as well as the SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the operational and intelligence wings of the country’s armed forces, the GOU and the GRU.
A cyberwarfare tool used by the group has also been linked to the hacking organization Sandworm, which the US government has said engineered Ukraine’s power cuts twice.
Sandworm is also credited with sending the most destructive malware ever recorded, known as NotPetya, targeting the Olympic Games in South Korea.
Vulkan also uses its digital tools to control parts of the internet within Russia’s influence, spreading disinformation using fake profiles.
The whistleblower who leaked the explosive documents to a German newspaper said the FSB and GRU were “hiding behind” Vulkan in the days following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year.
The anonymous source said: “People should know the dangers of this.
Because of the events in Ukraine, I decided to publish this information.
“The company is doing bad things and the Russian government is cowardly and wrong.
(Stock image) Russia has been targeting the infrastructure of rival countries and is systematically hacking into networks around the world
I am angry about the invasion of Ukraine and the terrible things that are happening there.
“I hope you can use this information to show us what happens behind closed doors.”
Five Western intelligence agencies confirmed the authenticity of the leaked documents.
Russian hackers targeted Ukrainian computer networks constantly throughout the war.
The Kremlin also feels threatened by Western countries and is using cyber warfare to target countries around the world including the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Canada.