[ISN] Russian Government Calls for FSB to Tackle Cyber Crime

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20131017/184204651/Russian-Government-Calls-for-FSB-to-Tackle-Cyber-Crime.html RIA Novosti 17/10/2013 MOSCOW – The Russian government has submitted amendments to state lawmakers that would give the country’s Federal Security Service (FSB) the authority to investigate and fight hacker attacks. If approved, the FSB would be able to carry out special operations to search for “information about events or actions (inaction), constituting threats to the information security” of Russia, adding information security to the list of state, military, economic and ecological security for which the FSB is already responsible. The bill’s authors claim that interstate information warfare is intensifying, citing the distribution of malware that can be used as an information weapon. They said that governments, banks, schools and media outlets are also targeted for cybercrimes and possible “terrorist” activity. […]