CYBERSECURITY experts are warning that the recent increase in Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine could be the prelude to an invasion.
Latest ISMG The Security Report suggests that the rise of Russia’s cyber interference in Ukraine’s networks could be a warning that eastern Ukraine will face a physical attack.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions are still unclear, but he strongly criticized Ukraine’s plan to join NATO.
Cyber experts warned before Christmas that Russia was waging misinformation online to undermine Ukraine’s president.
ISMG’s Mathew Schwartz said in the latest ISMG podcast that there has been an increase in Russian cyber activities in Ukraine since the beginning of December.
Mainstream Ukrainian government and civilian networks are believed to have been targeted.
Targeted networks include networks belonging to Ukrainian banks and infrastructure companies.
These are the types of targets that are expected to be hit before an invasion, says cyber expert Schwartz.
He also said that Russia has been testing the possibility of cyber attacks on Ukraine for many years.
Schwartz said other cyber experts have told him: “Russia probably has more of that in its hands.
“It may have been preparing these types of attacks and capabilities for years, ready to unleash them should it initiate a land invasion.”
He added: “Shut down the banks. Power off. Causing chaos through trojanised software updates and who knows what else.”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/17255405/russian-cyberattacks-increase-ukraine-invasion-fears-experts-warn/ Russian cyberattacks in Ukraine soar as fears of aggression grow, security experts warn