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?



Russian View on Information War


Attitudes towards computer hacking in Russia

Cyberwarfare: An Analysis of the Mean and Motivations of Selected Nation States

Inside Russia's Hacking Culture

Russian organized crime, Russian hacking, and US. security


Russia and the Information Revolution


Comparing US, Russian and Chinese IO Concepts

Russian and ChineseInformation Warfare: Theory and Practice


Hacking in a Foreign Language: A Network Security Guide to Russia

Russia: Organized Cybercrime

Organized Crime and the Rule of Law in the Russian Federation


Access to Information in Russia


Cyber Attacks on Estonia - Short Synopsis

Estonia vs. Russia - The DDOS War

Estonian Cyber Attacks 2007

Global Threat Research Report: Russia

Lessons Learned from the Russian-Estonian Cyber-Conflict

Russian Business Network Study

Russian plans for development of Information Society

Tracking the Russian Business Network

Webwar One: The Botnet Attack on Estonia


An In-Depth Look at the Georgia-Russia Cyber Conflict of 2008

Cyberattacks against Georgia: Legal Lessons Identified

Estonia: Information Warfare and Lessons Learned

Political DDOS: Estonia and Beyond

Propaganda, Information War and the Estonian-Russian Treaty Relations: Some Aspects of International Law

Russia: Economics, not Mafia fuel Malware

Russia/Georgia Cyber War – Findings and Analysis

Russian Cyberwar on Georgia

The Information Revolution and Information Security Problems in Russia



Cybercrime Attribution: An Eastern European Case Study

Dmitry Samosseiko's Partnerka paper

Estonia: Cyberwarfare, the truth in a real case

Fighting Russian Cybercrime Mobsters: Report from the Trenches

Financial cybercrime and Russian networks: Aprospective analysis

From Russia with love.exe - Underground Hacking Forums from Former East Bloc

Georgia’s Cyber Left Hook

Identifying, Exploring, and Predicting Threats in the Russian Hacker Community

Impact of Alleged Russian Cyber Attacks

Overview by the US Cyber Consequences Unit of the cyber campaign against Georgia in August of 2008

Regional Overview on Child Sexual Abuse Images through the Use of 
ICT in Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine

The Bear Went Through the Mountain: Russia: Appraises its Five-Day War in South Ossetia

The Economic Influence of Russian Organized Crime FINAL.pdf


A Russian Strategist's Take On Information Warfare;jsessionid=TZEJN2SQWCBSZQE1GHOSKHWATMY32JVN

Control and Subversion in Russian Cyberspace *)

Emerging Cyber Threat and Russian Views on Information Warfare and Information Operations

Incident Assessment Report: 2008 Russia-Georgia “Cyberwar”

Russia's Cyber Security Plans

Russia, the United States and Cyber Diplomacy: Opening the Doors

Russian & Ukrainian Cybercrime in Australia upcoming events/2010/~/media/conferences/2010-isoc/presentations/mccombie.pdf

Russian Information Warfare Theory: The Consequences of August 2008

Russian Intelligence Gathering for Domestic R&D – Short Cut or Dead End for Modernisation?

Russian Targets of Cybercrime

Trying to Understand Russian Criminal Groups (RCGs)




Operation Aurora - Cyberconflict Research on LinkedIn