A pro-Kremlin youth group has taken responsibility for the network attacks. And that group has a track record of conducting operations on Moscow’s behalf.
Nashi (“Ours”) is the “largest of a handful of youth movements created by Mr. Putin’s Kremlin to fight for the hearts and minds of Russia’s young people in schools, on the airwaves and, if necessary, on the streets,” according to the New York Times.
Yesterday, one of the group’s “commissars,” Konstantin Goloskokov (pictured), told the Financial Times that he and some associates had launched the strikes.
Here is the thing: if I joined a similar pro-US or pro-Western Cyber Militia and participated in an action, I would expect to be litigated to the poorhouse. Lawfare (at least the threat of it) kills a US Based Cyber Militia.