back to article Russia has a stash of scary malware? We're shocked

Lately, we've learned of Russia's stockpile of cyber-weapons, and we're genuinely wondering if anyone's surprised by these revelations. If you'll allow us some artistic license, ten years ago Edward Snowden waltzed out of the NSA's server rooms with tucked under his arm highly classified Powerpoint slides of Five Eyes' …

  1. Stuart Castle Silver badge

    While, TBH, I would be shocked if Russia didn't have all sorts of malware we don't know about (I suspect every country has), I should imagine it's a good thing that we know what he has, at least from a security point of view.

    1. Roland6 Silver badge

      > should imagine it's a good thing that we know what he has, at least from a security point of view.

      Well as yet no one has said whether the disclosure provides evidence that the Russians had (and used) the NSA toolkit and the NSO Group spyware….

  2. alain williams Silver badge

    It might be a shorter list ...

    of those governments who do not have this capability; either home grown or bought in.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Talk about non news.

    As you pretty much state in the article, everyone knows this. After Snowden, I have always assumed that every government in the world does this spying thing. Big deal. So do most websites. I can't remember who said it, but decades ago someone said "You are on the internet. You have no privacy. Get over it".

    I would be obliged if someone could tell me who it was. I seem to remember he worked for S.G.I.

    1. pdh

      Re: Talk about non news.

      Scott McNealy of Sun Microsystems

      1. Roland6 Silver badge

        Re: Talk about non news.

    2. Microchip

      Re: Talk about non news.

      Scott McNealy of Sun iirc.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bigger Elephants

    All intended to distract from the elephant in the room, the TLA called NSA...Nelly's Spying Agency.

  5. DS999 Silver badge

    Their stockpile is likely dwindling

    Since they've been electronically attacking Ukraine non stop since before the war. Once attacks become public they tend to get patches.

  6. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    Every stockpile of cyber-weapons

    I always saw Edward Snowden's revelations as honest but scary - after looking at them in extensive detail. The USA then "attacked" him for revealing what they were doing so he had to move to Russia to stay free for breakfast every day. I doubt that Russia would have trusted him to be involved with this crap now so it would now be a very smart thing for the USA to completely erase the original accusations, apologize and ask Snowden to return to the US and try and help prevent all these cyber-weapon deliveries in future.

    "Ninety-seven spam deliveries every day wouldn't affect your working environment, but two cyber-deliveries would ruin it." an updated Brendan Behan (icon) quote.

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