[ISN] Are we about to witness a full-on cyber-war between Russia and Ukraine?

http://www.itproportal.com/2014/03/04/are-we-about-to-witness-a-full-on-cyber-war-between-russia-and-ukraine/ By Fahmida Y. Rashid ITProPortal 04 Mar 2014 Russia has invaded Ukraine. Well, at least the province of Crimea. Are we about to see cyber-war unfold? After months of hearing about cyber-war, cyber-espionage, and attacks against critical infrastructure, it’s only natural to wonder if the physical conflict between Russia and Ukraine is about to spill over into cyberspace. Most countries, the United States included, have cadre of forces trained in digital attacks and defences, and this kind of provocation seems like the perfect scenario to unleash them. Also, it wouldn’t be anything new for the Russians, since they have already been accused of coordinating their military activities with cyber-attacks (namely distributed denial-of-service attacks) in their conflicts with Georgia and Estonia back in 2007 and 2008. Ukraine, cyber-spy However, much of the cyber-activity in this conflict may come from the Ukrainians. “While the Ukraine is inferior in conventional warfare, they have phenomenal hackers who can steal intelligence from the Russians, intelligence that could become very valuable as the Ukraine reaches out for help from the international community,” said McCall Paxton, a SOC analyst at Rook Security. […]




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