Sandworm A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers
The summer of 2017 witnessed what is believed to have been the most devastating cyberattack the world has ever seen, with Ukraine as its chief victim. Less who carried out this massive attack, and under whose orders?
In Sandworm, Andy Greenberg, a senior writer at WIRED, follows the trail of NotPetya, the malware that crippled significant portions of Ukraine’s infrastructure. In the midst of Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine, Greenberg found that Ukraine was being used as a testing ground for the Kremlin’s newest cyberwar techniques—and that the most aggressive of those attacks were being carried out by a group of Russian hackers known as Sandworm, the same ones would eventually unleash NotPetya onto the world. Greenberg examines how the Kremlin has deployed such groups to attack critical infrastructure across the globe, targeting everyone from civilians to governments.
Join Future Tense and New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative for a conversation with Andy Greenberg and Lily Hay Newman, both senior writers at WIRED, and New America’s Peter Warren Singer on the Kremlin’s global offensive and the blurring of lines between physical and digital conflict.
Follow the conversation online using #Sandworm and by following @FutureTenseNow and @NewAmCyber.
Lunch will be served. Copies of Sandworm will be available for purchase, and a booking signing will follow the discussion.
Andy Greenberg, @a_greenberg
Senior writer, WIRED
Author of A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers
Peter Warren Singer, @peterwsinger
Strategist and senior fellow, New America
Co-author of The Weaponization of Social Media
Lily Hay Newman, @lilyhnewman
Senior writer, WIRED
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