(JustPatriots.com)- The CIA is training Russians to communicate as it ramps up its efforts to gather intelligence and recruit spies.
On Monday, the CIA provided instructions in Russian on its Instagram page for safe internet communication.
The instructions provided guidelines for safe virtual interaction with the US CIA (CIA). They advised that one take all necessary precautions.
The directions explain how to use a Tor browser to avoid being monitored online in Russian. Potential informants should also avoid using a VPN headquartered in Russia or any country considered hostile to the US.
The internet has transformed modern intelligence collection.
According to Emily Harding of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, it is both offensively and defensively beneficial. Everything on the internet can be found. Trying to safeguard such conversations is incredibly tough, and people have given a lot of man-hours and technology to figure out how to use the technology safely.
For Russians displeased with the invasion of Ukraine and other geopolitical moves, the CIA’s new information portal widens the notion of a “walk-in.”
Most countries, especially Russia, keep strict tabs on who enters and exits the US embassy. To some extent, the CIA’s approach creates a digital walk-in.
Harding said the agency has been experimenting with digital walk-ins for a long time, trying to vet them. This takes things to an entirely new level. You’re advertising, “this is how you can reach us.”
Walk-ins have variable results. Some sources do not have access to the quality of information they claim, but others can be pretty valuable.
By letting the world know how possible sources might contact the spy agency, it invites counterintelligence activity by rivals.
You’re vulnerable to a spy placed out there to collect information and offer information.
Harding said that he could guarantee that they thought of it and came up with a technique to accomplish this that is both worth the risk and protects them against some of the most essential sorts of cyberattacks.
Creating a digital forum for disgruntled Russians is a massive net thrown to catch any trustworthy sources of information.
Those in the Ukrainian military who want to complain about their treatment or those in the Russian intelligence services who are now being blamed for the Ukraine invasion say, ‘well, let me tell you what happened.
Walk-in intelligence is thoroughly vetted to ensure the source is who they claim to be, and the material is likewise presented as fresh and is backed up elsewhere.
Since Russia began planning to attack Ukraine, the Biden administration has increased attempts to reveal US intelligence openly. Intelligence specialists have regularly mentioned the “information war” against Russia.
Officials from the United States have cautioned that Russia limits access to factual information about global events, notably the Ukrainian conflict.
Some social media sites have been blocked, and the Kremlin has sought to emulate China’s absolute internet censorship.
The digital walk-in site directly challenges Russia’s intelligence activities.
Harding remarked that It’s a poke in the Russians’ eye, which is always entertaining. It also implies that they’ll be busy hunting for moles now, and if the Russians are concerned and chasing their tails, it can only be good for us.