- Aug 17, 2017
Russia's internet watchdog Roskomnadzor warns how these services could increase the risk of having personal data compromised. "VPN services can give users an erroneous idea of their own anonymity on the Internet. However, foreign owners of such services have access to all information that Russian users transmit through them," wrote Roskomnadzor in a statement released on April 10, the Russian news agency Interfax reported. The infamous internet regulator went on to explain the supposed risks of users' personal data, like financial information and passwords, becoming the target of hackers looking to use these details for "fraudulent purposes, blackmail and other illegal actions directed against the users themselves or their environment."