Ukraine Warns That Russia Is Planning for 'Massive' Critical Infrastructure Cyberattacks
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The Ukrainian Defense Intelligence agency said that the Russian government is planning “massive cyberattacks” against Ukrainian critical infrastructure facilities to “increase the effect of missile strikes on electrical supply facilities.”
The Russians also plan to “increase the intensity of the DDoS attacks on the critical infrastructure of Ukraine’s closest allies, primarily Poland and the Baltic state.” The agency said that Russia would bring to bear in upcoming attacks the knowledge it gained in the BlackEnergy attacks of 2015 and the Industroyer attack of 2016, which brought down Ukrainian power grids.
Ukraine’s warning follows Russian President Vladimir Putin's call-up of roughly 300,000 military reservists and a veiled threat by Putin to use nuclear weapons as Russia loses ground in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine. (AJ Vicens / Cyberscoop)
Related: Dark Reading, Security Affairs, Cyberscoop, Security Week, Bleeping Computer, Ars Technica
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