Russia Is Preparing to Disconnect The Entire Country From The Internet

Science Alert  February 14, 2019 Russia is making plans to cut off its internet from the rest of the world, with a giant ‘unplugging’ experiment that will affect over 100 million Russian internet users, to see if an isolated Russian internet can function ‘offline’ in the event of a cyberattack that forcibly disconnects it from foreign servers. Under the draft legislation, Russian internet providers must execute technical measures in their networks to counter potential threats from foreign aggressors – in effect, insulating the Russian internet from the rest of the web, and ensuring all traffic is carried on the country’s […]