Red October Scares Russia, Putin Orders New Cyber Security Structure

The new unit will be part of the country's Federal Security Service

By on January 28th, 2013 08:21 GMT

Red October is said to be one of the largest cyber espionage campaigns ever. Since Russian organizations have been a target of this operation, President Vladimir Putin has ordered the deployment of a new structure aimed at protecting the country against cyberattacks.

The structure will be part of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), The Voice of Russia informs.

The country already has several units whose main goal is to defend the its networks against cyberattacks, but experts believe that this is a logical move, considering that the threat is constantly growing.

When they released the details on Red October, experts from Kaspersky Lab reveled that Russia was not only a target, but also the country that, along with Germany, hosted the largest number of command and control servers utilized by the cybercriminal operation.

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