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Russia Prepares For Cyberwar By Cutting Off Its Internet From Web

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Russia Prepares For Cyberwar By Cutting Off Its Internet From WebRussian authorities are reported to be planning to disconnect the entire country from the global internet temporarily, Newsweek reports. The experiment aims to test Russia’s cyber defenses and ensure the nation's internet service, known as Runet, can continue to function in the event of a foreign attack. Officials will verify whether Russia can continue to operate its web service without passing data to and from the outside world. Russian telecom companies will have to re-route all internet traffic to exchange points managed or approved by the Russian telecom supervisor Roskomndazor. It is unclear exactly when the test will be launched, but officials said it is expected to take place over...
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MOSCOW — Russian authorities plan to cut the country off from the global internet temporarily this spring to study how it can operate independently from the outside world. The news was reported last week by Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting, according to ZD Net. A draft law called the...

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