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Russian intelligence services are hiring hackers due to staff shortage

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Analysts at the US Congress prepared a report in which they said that Russia is experiencing a shortage of personnel in its cyber divisions.  For this reason, she allegedly hires hackers on the side.

 “The Russian security services, like other government agencies, experience difficulties in recruiting qualified personnel.  There is competition for talent between the private sector and rival structures.  This ... often forces the Russian security services to use the services of hackers from the civil and criminal spheres or buy malware, ”the report says.

According to RT, American analysts also accuse Moscow of using its "extraordinary capabilities" in cyberspace in order to conduct "destructive cyber attacks" in different countries of the world, espionage and spread disinformation.  The report mentions such Russian special services as the GRU, SVR, FSB and FSO.

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