Today, criminal elements are aggressively monetizing their illegal efforts through black markets, money laundering, and other fraudulent – though profitable! – enterprises.
A useful exercise in evaluating the long-term effects of Russian interference in the culture of other sovereign nations is the visualization of the long-term ‘hacking’ of government and industry websites. This serves as a surrogate for visualizing the information warfare that has been occurring since, at least, 2008. By analogy, and with reference to the doping scandals that led to the expulsion of the Russians from the 2018 Winter Olympics, we are able to deduce much from this long-term involvement.
To ‘see’ this, only look.