By Ivan Maltsev
Russia will fall under the restrictions.
New export rules have been published in the United States, the purpose of which is to reduce the hacking capabilities of states such as Russia and China.
The rules will take effect in 90 days. They prohibit the sale of software and hardware to certain states without the approval of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
In a statement, the Ministry of Commerce, in particular, says: “The United States opposes the use of technology for human rights violations and other subversive cyber activities. The new rules will help ensure that American companies will not fuel authoritarian practices.”
A little earlier, the U.S. Treasury Department reported that in the first half of 2021, according to preliminary data, American structures paid $ 590 million to cyber criminals – more than in the entire previous decade and 42% more than in the whole of 2020. The Ministry of Finance warns that the real volume of payments may amount to billions of dollars.
Most of the recent attacks of this kind on the United States have been carried out by Russian-speaking hacker groups or groups based in Russia.