[ISN] Putin orders setting up of anti-hacker defence

http://www.hindustantimes.com/technology/Chunk-HT-UI-Technology-OtherStories/Putin-orders-setting-up-of-anti-hacker-defence/SP-Article1-1012086.aspx IANS February 15, 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin has personally instructed the Federal Security Service (FSB) to promptly set up a unified system to detect and counter computer-hacking attacks on Russia’s IT resources. “In the near future, we need to set up a unified system for detecting, preventing and defending against computer attacks on Russia’s information (technology) resources,” Putin said at a meeting of the FSB. He added that the task should be completed as quickly as possible. Last month, Putin issued a presidential order calling for such a system. The move came a week after Kaspersky Lab, a Russian computer security company, announced it had detected highly sophisticated malware, dubbed “Red October”, which targeted “diplomatic, governmental and scientific research institutions” in eastern Europe and former Soviet republics. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org