Presentations and documents on Russian cybercrime, hacking and information warfare

 

On July 25 1999, the London Sunday Times reported that American officials believe Russia may have stolen some of the U.S.’s most sensitive military secrets (including weapons guidance systems and naval intelligence codes) in a concerted espionage offensive. The theft was accomplished using computer hacking techniques and reportedly motivated Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre to note that “we are in the middle of a cyber war.”

 

At the same time, defense journals across America are printing a veritable endless stream of articles about the decrepit state of Russia’s armed forces. It cannot house its officers or pay them in a timely and adequate fashion and the armed forces are crime-ridden and underfed, according to these reports.

 

Yet Russia allegedly can successfully attack and access America’s most secretive defense files? Why is there such a disparity in the apparent information age capabilities of a country with limited information technological assets and an armed force in a poor state of readiness?


 

[2000]

Russian View on Information War
http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/documents/Russianvuiw.htm

[2001]

Attitudes towards computer hacking in Russia
http://www.cs.kau.se/~stefan/IW/CC_4-5.pdf

Cyberwarfare: An Analysis of the Mean and Motivations of Selected Nation States
http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu/docs/cyberwarfare.pdf

Inside Russia's Hacking Culture
http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2001/03/42346

Russian organized crime, Russian hacking, and US. security
http://www.cert.org/research/isw/isw2001/papers/Williams-06-09.pdf

[2002]

Russia and the Information Revolution
http://www.rand.org/pubs/issue_papers/2005/IP229.pdf

[2004]

Comparing US, Russian and Chinese IO Concepts
http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/papers/064.pdf

Russian and ChineseInformation Warfare: Theory and Practice
http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/presentations/064.pdf

[2005]

Hacking in a Foreign Language: A Network Security Guide to Russia
http://web.archive.org/web/20050407230309/http://www.blackhat.com/presentations/bh-europe-05/bh-eu-05-geers-up.pdf

Russia: Organized Cybercrime
http://dc214.defcon.org/notes/june_2005/dc214_sn_orgcrime.ppt.

Organized Crime and the Rule of Law in the Russian Federation
http://projects.essex.ac.uk/ehrr/V2N1/Orlova.pdf

[2006]

Access to Information in Russia
http://www.transparency.org.ru/doc/ACCESS_TO_INFORMATION_IN_RUSSIA_2006_01252_6.doc

[2007]

Cyber Attacks on Estonia - Short Synopsis
http://doubleshotsecurity.com/pdf/NANOG-eesti.pdf

Estonia vs. Russia - The DDOS War
http://www.cis.uab.edu/forensics/blog/Estonian.DDOS.pdf

Estonian Cyber Attacks 2007
http://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic-11/slides/aaf/Estonia_cyber_attacks_2007_latest.pdf

Global Threat Research Report: Russia
http://www.verisign.com/static/042139.pdf

Lessons Learned from the Russian-Estonian Cyber-Conflict
http://lacnic.net/documentos/ixp/woodcock-caso_estonia.pdf

Russian Business Network Study
http://www.bizeul.org/files/RBN_study.pdf

Russian plans for development of Information Society
http://blog.icann.org/2007/10/russian-plans-for-development-of-information-society/

Tracking the Russian Business Network
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/security/seminars/archive/slides/2007-12-11.pdf

Webwar One: The Botnet Attack on Estonia
http://www.wired.com/images/press/pdf/webwarone.pdf

[2008]

An In-Depth Look at the Georgia-Russia Cyber Conflict of 2008
http://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/uploads/Shadowserver/BTF8_RU_GE_DDOS.pdf

Cyberattacks against Georgia: Legal Lessons Identified
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/DIME/documents/Georgia%201%200.pdf

Estonia: Information Warfare and Lessons Learned
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/nis/docs/largescaleattacksdocs/s5_gadi_evron.pdf

Political DDOS: Estonia and Beyond
http://www.usenix.org/events/sec08/tech/slides/nazario-slides.pdf

Propaganda, Information War and the Estonian-Russian Treaty Relations: Some Aspects of International Law
http://www.juridicainternational.eu/public/pdf/ji_2008_2_154.pdf

Russia: Economics, not Mafia fuel Malware
http://www.mcafee.com/us/local_content/reports/sage_russia_2008.pdf

Russia/Georgia Cyber War – Findings and Analysis
http://blog.refractal.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/2i7t2qyiwv0g63e7l3g.pdf

Russian Cyberwar on Georgia
http://georgiaupdate.gov.ge/doc/10006881/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20CYBERWAR%20short%20version_111008.pdf

The Information Revolution and Information Security Problems in Russia

http://www.au.af.mil/info-ops/iosphere/08special/iosphere_special08_tsygichko.pdf

 

[2009]

Cybercrime Attribution: An Eastern European Case Study 
http://igneous.scis.ecu.edu.au/proceedings/2009/forensics/McCombie_Pieprzyk_Watters.pdf

Dmitry Samosseiko's Partnerka paper 
http://www.sophos.com/security/technical-papers/samosseiko-vb2009-paper.pdf

Estonia: Cyberwarfare, the truth in a real case 
http://www.ida.liu.se/~TDDD17/oldprojects/2009/projects/007.pdf

Fighting Russian Cybercrime Mobsters: Report from the Trenches 
http://www.blackhat.com/presentations/bh-usa-09/ALPEROVITCH/BHUSA09-Alperovitch-RussCybercrime-PAPER.pdf

Financial cybercrime and Russian networks: Aprospective analysis 
http://www.lexsi.com/ressources/contentimages/subcnt2904.pdf

From Russia with love.exe - Underground Hacking Forums from Former East Bloc 
http://www.seacure.it/archive/2009/stuff/Seacure2009FyodorYarochkin-FromRussiaWithLove.pdf

Georgia’s Cyber Left Hook 
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/usawc/parameters/Articles/08winter/korns.pdf

Identifying, Exploring, and Predicting Threats in the Russian Hacker Community 
http://www.defcon.org/images/defcon-17/dc-17-presentations/defcon-17-thomas_holt-russian_hackers.pdf

Impact of Alleged Russian Cyber Attacks 
http://www.bdcol.ee/files/files/documents/Research/BSDR2009/1_%20Ashmore%20-%20Impact%20of%20Alleged%20Russian%20Cyber%20Attacks%20.pdf

Overview by the US Cyber Consequences Unit of the cyber campaign against Georgia in August of 2008 
http://www.registan.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/US-CCU-Georgia-Cyber-Campaign-Overview.pdf

Regional Overview on Child Sexual Abuse Images through the Use of 
ICT in Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine 
http://www.ecpat.net/EI/Publications/Journals/Regional_Overview.pdf

The Bear Went Through the Mountain: Russia: Appraises its Five-Day War in South Ossetia 
http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/documents/thru-the-mountain.pdf

The Economic Influence of Russian Organized Crime 
http://policy-traccc.gmu.edu/resources/publications/studentforum/Willingham_ROCPowerpoint FINAL.pdf

[2010]

A Russian Strategist's Take On Information Warfare 
http://www.darkreading.com/blog/archives/2010/03/today_id_like_t.html;jsessionid=TZEJN2SQWCBSZQE1GHOSKHWATMY32JVN

Control and Subversion in Russian Cyberspace *) 
http://www.access-controlled.net/wp-content/PDFs/chapter-2.pdf

Emerging Cyber Threat and Russian Views on Information Warfare and Information Operations 
http://www2.foi.se/rapp/foir2970.pdf

Incident Assessment Report: 2008 Russia-Georgia “Cyberwar” 
https://evals.ugs.utah.edu/uploadedFiles/Example-CTAP-IAR.pdf

Russia's Cyber Security Plans 
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/editors/25050/

Russia, the United States and Cyber Diplomacy: Opening the Doors 
http://www.ewi.info/system/files/USRussiaCyber_WEB.pdf

Russian & Ukrainian Cybercrime in Australia 
http://www.aic.gov.au/events/aic upcoming events/2010/~/media/conferences/2010-isoc/presentations/mccombie.pdf

Russian Information Warfare Theory: The Consequences of August 2008http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?ots591=0c54e3b3-1e9c-be1e-2c24-a6a8c7060233&lng=en&ots627=fce62fe0-528d-4884-9cdf-283c282cf0b2&id=118969

Russian Intelligence Gathering for Domestic R&D – Short Cut or Dead End for Modernisation? 
http://www.foi.se/upload/Nyhetsbilder/FOI%20Memo%20Russian%20Intelligence%20and%20RandD%20-%20April%202010.pdf

Russian Targets of Cybercrime 
http://www.solnet.com.pe/pdf/Joe_Stewart-dlp-russia-2010.pdf

Trying to Understand Russian Criminal Groups (RCGs) 
http://www.aic.gov.au/events/aic%20upcoming%20events/2010/~/media/conferences/2010-isoc/presentations/burger.pdf

 

 

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