Experts: Russian cyber troops can undermine sanctions

Hackers active on Russia’s behalf can at least partially undermine economic sanctions over the attack on Ukraine, according to security experts. Russian cyber forces are capable of raising money through financial market manipulation, said Sandro Gaycken, founder of the Digital Society Institute at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) Berlin. “It’s also conceivable that they are working with criminal ransomware gangs to extort ransoms from attacked companies in the West.”

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