Monday, February 11, 2019

Russia Is Considering To Cut Itself From The Internet (Temporarily)

The net independence plan is seen as a way for Russia's government to get more control over online life

BBC: Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet

Russia is considering whether to disconnect from the global internet briefly, as part of a test of its cyber-defences.

The test will mean data passing between Russian citizens and organisations stays inside the nation rather than being routed internationally.

A draft law mandating technical changes needed to operate independently was introduced to its parliament last year.

The test is expected to happen before 1 April but no exact date has been set.

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WNU Editor: Regular users within Russia .... myself included when I am there .... are not happy with this development.

More News On Reports That Russia Is Considering To Cut Itself From The Internet

Russia to disconnect from the internet as part of a planned test -- ZNet
Russia Will Cut Itself Off From the Rest of the Internet This Spring (Temporarily) -- NYMag
Russia Prepares for Cyberwar by Cutting All Domestic Internet From the World Wide Web -- Newsweek
Russia is set to DISCONNECT from the internet temporarily as part of preparations for a potential cyber war -- Daily Mail
Why Russia is about to disconnect itself from the internet -- VICE News


Jac said...

Well, in case of a cyber war it's the best solution. If my memory is good, I think the Obama administration thought about that.

manstien said...

Seems logical. Like the old air raid siren tests. Our air apace is open but not when under an air attack.