The internal computer network of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia was struck by ransomware WannaCry (a.k.a. WannaCrypt0r, or WCry), reports Varlamov.ru referring to several sources familiar with the situation.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on new sanctions against Russia, which include blocking access to social networks VKontakte (VK.com) and Odnoklassniki (OK.ru).
Russia State Corporation Rostekh, which is involved in “modernization of industry” and the creation of high-tech industries in Russia, will start using the labor of prisoners.
Roskomnadzor (Russian controlling service over telecommunications – RRT) added WeChat messaging service into the register of prohibited websites based on the Federal Law “On Information, Information Technologies, and Information Protection”.
Roskomnadzor has officially added BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Imo, Line and VChat into the register of banned services because they refused to register as “information distributors”.
The results of the study conducted by the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences showed that almost every fourth Russian citizen considers scientific and technology progress harmful.
Top-manager of Kaspersky Lab Ruslan Stoyanov was arrested and placed in custody in Lefortovo prison.
Presidential adviser on Internet development said that the only way to ensure information security in Russia is to restrict internet like it is done in China.
The sanctions imposed by the U.S. against the Russian FSB could lead to impossibility of importing electronic devices into Russia.
Now Russian smartphone users are unable to install LinkedIn app on their devices. The network has been blocked by a court decision in mid-November.