Internet isolation testing in Russia: what the IT army of Ukraine reports
The IT Army of Ukraine stated that Internet isolation testing may be conducted in Russia.
Internet isolation in Russia
Simultaneous restriction of access to .ru domains
Last week, cyber volunteers noticed simultaneous restricted access to Russian banking web services and government services, but Russians have already learned how to bypass this partial isolation by using VPN services.
Problems with messengers and YouTube
Since mid-January, residents of various regions of Russia have reported inaccessibility messengers WhatsApp, Telegram and Viber. These problems are found in Bashkortostan, the Far East, Yakutia and other regions. Many associated this inaccessibility with the protests. YouTube users also complained about service failures in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod and Rostov-on-Don.
Disconnection of the mobile Internet and the TSPU system
Recently, cases of disconnection of the mobile phone began to strengthen in Russia internet at the regional level. This is officially explained by technical work or prevention. The system of Technical Means of Combating Threats, which allows monitoring and filtering of Internet traffic, was implemented in Russia. Roskomnadzor began demanding the installation of this system in September 2020 under the 2019 "Sovereign Internet" Law.
Answers to questions
What suggests The IT army of Ukraine about the isolation of the Internet in Russia?
The IT Army of Ukraine believes that the Russian government may be preparing to isolate the Russian segment of the Internet.
What is the method of bypassing the partial isolation by the Russians?
Russians have learned to bypass partial isolation thanks to the use of VPN services.
- IT army of Ukraine: Ukrainian organization or team dealing with information technology issues of a military nature.
- VPN services: Technological solutions that allow users to bypass restrictions on access to certain resources on the Internet by changing their geographic location.
- TSPU: Technical means of countering threats used by Russian telecommunications operators to filter and control Internet traffic.
- Roskomnadzor: Federal service for supervision in the field of communications, information technologies and mass communications of Russia.
- Law on "Sovereign Internet": Law of the Russian Federation, which was adopted in 2019 and aims to ensure control and regulation of the country's information space.
- Allowance by the IT Army of Ukraine to isolate the Russian segment of the Internet - https:/ /t.me/itarmyofukraine2022/1965?single