The head of the Information Policy Committee of the State Duma of. RussiaAlexander Khinshtein, has announced his interest in exempting the hackers malicious hackers who “act on behalf of the nation.”
This he told journalists, according to the agency. TASS. “We are talking, in general, about working out an exemption from liability for those persons who act in the interests of the Russian Federation in the field of computer information both on the territory of our country and abroad.”
According to the Russian politician, it is necessary to think about the legislative consolidation of the rights of the hackers acting in the interest of the state.
“For example, I am firmly convinced that it is necessary to use any resources to effectively fight the enemy. If those centers attack us today, then Russia must have the opportunity to respond appropriately,” Khinshtein points out.
At the moment, there is nothing clear about this proposal and the parliamentarian himself points out that “they will talk when there is clear wording.”
Nearing one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, cyber-attacks became a modus operandi of both nations in the midst of the conflict. Some groups such as Killnet, XakNet, NoName057(16), CyberArmyRussia, FRwL Team and others are known.
Cases like Killnet are diffuse, as these present themselves as hacktivists and provide cover for the Russian government to carry out their attacks: they have been linked to 14 operations on U.S. healthcare organizations.
Currently, the creation, use and distribution of malicious software is punishable by 7 years imprisonment in. Russia.
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