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Russia prepares substantial cyberattacks on the significant infrastructure of Ukraine and its alliesSecurity Affairs

The Ukrainian military services intelligence warns that Russia is scheduling to escalate cyberattacks concentrating on Ukraine and Western allies.

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine (HUR MO) warns that Russia is organizing to escalate cyberattacks focusing on the vital infrastructure of Ukraine and western nations around the world.

In accordance to the Ukrainian military services intelligence company, the attacks will aim at disrupting operations at essential infrastructure, like electric grids and services of the vitality industry.

“The Kremlin is arranging to have out large cyberattacks on the significant infrastructure services of Ukrainian enterprises and vital infrastructure establishments of Ukraine’s allies. Assaults will be aimed at strength sector enterprises. The working experience of cyberattacks on Ukraine’s strength systems in 2015 and 2016 will be used when conducting functions,” reads a report revealed on Facebook.

The report also states that the cyber assaults will intention at interfering with the abilities of the Ukrainian Army and supporting the military services offensive of the Russian army.

The Kremlin also designs to conduct more potent DDoS attacks on the essential infrastructure of Ukraine’s allies, these kinds of as Poland and the Baltic international locations.

“With this, the enemy will consider to maximize the outcome of missile strikes on electricity offer services, primarily in the jap and southern regions of Ukraine. The occupying command is confident that this will slow down the offensive steps of the Ukrainian Defense Forces.” reads the notify issued by HUR MO.

“The Kremlin also intends to improve the depth of DDoS assaults on the important infrastructure of Ukraine’s closest allies, primarily Poland and the Baltic states.”

U.S. President Joe Biden warned in July 2021 that cyber-assaults leading to extreme stability breaches could result in a “real taking pictures war.” This statement was issued a thirty day period right after NATO reported [PDF] that cyber-assaults could be compared to “armed attacks” (in some conditions).

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Russia)