Greenberg Traurig, LLP (LexBlog Russia)
Cybersecurity’s Pearl Harbor Moment: Lessons Learned from the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack
On May 6, 2021, Colonial Pipeline was attacked by ransomware suspected to have originated in Eastern Europe or Russia, allowing cyber criminals to penetrate a major utility with significant impact on the entire US eastern seaboard’s economy. From the perspective of vulnerability, the Colonial Pipeline attack was a significant wake-up call–a Pearl Harbor moment for cybersecurity. Click here...
U.S. Mission in Russia to Temporarily Halt Visa Services
On Monday, August 21, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow announced that starting August 23 all nonimmigrant visa operations across Russia will be temporarily suspended. The mission announced that it would recommence services in Moscow on Sept. 1, but visa operations at all other U.S. consular locations in Russia would remain on hold. All visa...
Russia: Employers Have Until October 30 to Report Salaries of Highly Qualified Specialists
The Russian Federal Migration Service requires that companies operating in Russia that employ Highly Qualified Specialists (HQS) report the salaries paid to those HQS during the third quarter of 2014 (July 1 to Sept. 30) before the end of the month. Employers that do not comply face administrative fines ranging from 400,000 rubles to 1...