Posts tagged as GRU

Estonia’s presidency at UN Security Council calls out Russian cyberattacks

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Estonian diplomats holding the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council have raised cyberattacks as a separate issue for the first time in the organisation’s history. In an interview with LRT.lt, Estonian Ambassador to the UN Sven Jürgenson said the country left a “digital footprint” at the Council. Estonia became a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-2021 and held the rotating presidency in May. “In March 2020,…

Estonia convicts ex-army officer, his father for treason

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A court in Tallinn has convicted ex-officer of the Estonian Defence Forces, Deniss Metsavas, his father for state treason, finding them guilty of selling state secrets to Russian intelligence. Radio Free Europe reports that on Monday, February 12, the court ruled that 38-year-old Deniss Metsavas – until his arrest a major with the Estonian Army – and his father, 65-year-old Pjotr Volin, sold classified information to Russia’s military intelligence service,…

Expert: Latvia has given Russia a signal that its activities will be openly discussed

By Andris Sprūds on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The objective of the statement released by Constitution Protection Bureau regarding the attacks performed by Russian GRU on Latvia’s cyber space was giving Russia a signal that its activities will be discussed openly, said director of Latvian Institute of International Affairs Andris Sprūds. He explained that this statement was for residents – to remind them of risks. This statement has a major role for opinion formation among residents domestically and…

Skripal attack: Second Russian Salisbury suspect named

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The name of the second suspect in the Salisbury case is actually Alexander Mishkin, the BBC understands. The Bellingcat investigative website says the man who travelled under the alias Alexander Petrov is in reality a military doctor working for Russian intelligence, the GRU. Last month, Bellingcat named the first suspect as Anatoliy Chepiga, a claim rejected by Russia. More details about how it uncovered the identity will be released on…

UK accuses Russia’s GRU military intelligence of cyber attacks

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The UK government has accused Russia’s military intelligence service of being behind four high-profile cyber attacks. The National Cyber Security Centre says targets included firms in Russia and Ukraine; the US Democratic Party; and a small TV network in the UK. World Anti-Doping Agency computers are also said to have been attacked. Files later emerged showing how British cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome had used banned substances for…

Estonian ISS catches GRU agent ‘TENDRIT’ in July

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Harju County Court last week found Jevgeni Slavin, 32, guilty of conspiracy against the Republic of Estonia for gathering data on behalf of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU). According to the court ruling, the Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS) on 1 July arrested Slavin as the suspect in a crime, since which time he had remained in custody, reported…