December 31, 2016

"The Russian military moved the fight from the battlefield to cyberspace and launched a recruiting drive to find the world’s best hackers, a report said Thursday."

NY Post: The Kremlin for three years targeted programmers, professional coders and tech-savvy college students on internet job forums and social media and even considered plumbing the depths of the Russian underworld for talented hackers, the New York Times reported. by Mark Moore

'Russia’s Defense Ministry bought advertising on Vkontakta, the country’s most popular social media site, to lure those who were more talented with a keyboard than an AK-47 rifle.

'“If you graduated from college, if you are a technical specialist, if you are ready to use your knowledge, we give you an opportunity,” the ad promised, according to the Times.'

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