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  • Updated: March 29, 2023

Russia Increases Cyberattacks On Ukraine Allies, Says Report

Russia Increases Cyberattacks On Ukraine Allies, Says Report

Russia’s cyberwar on Ukraine has largely failed and Russia is increasingly targeting Ukraine's European allies.

This comes according to US and French analysts.

French defence firm Thales said in a report on Wednesday that Russia was hitting Poland and Nordic and Baltic countries with cyberweapons.

And that it was aiming to sow divisions and promote anti-war messages.

Thales said in a statement; “These groups of independent, civilian hacktivists have emerged as a new component in the conflict. They can be assimilated into a cybercriminal group with specific political objectives and interests, acting out of conviction, yet not directly sponsored by any government.

"Members of such groups have a broad array of origins, technical skills and backgrounds."

The report added that about 60 per cent of all cyberattacks reported worldwide were conducted by Russian hackers.

Microsoft said in a threat assessment earlier this month that Russia had launched attacks in at least 17 European countries in the first six weeks of this year.

Thales and Microsoft said Russia’s invasion was accompanied by widespread cyberattacks in Ukraine, but they were repelled.

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