Russia-Ukraine cybersecurity risks

As Russia launches a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, businesses around the world need to prepare now.

Russian forces have unleashed an attack of Ukraine on the orders of Vladimir Putin, an escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that began in 2014. And while the scope of the Russian attack appears to be massive, with news clips featuring Russian airstrikes and shelling, less visible are Russia’s formidable cyber forces.

Ukrainian government websites and networks were hit with a series of data-wiping attacks and were also accompanied by a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Details about the attack are still being collected, the attack is still going on, and western critical infrastructure could also be targeted.

The Russian government understands that disabling or destroying critical infrastructure augments pressure on a country’s government, military and population.


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