Russia’s invasion of Ukraine—and the sanctions Moscow now has to bear as a result—has led to various cybercrime groups publicly pledging their support for the Russian Government and threatening to launch cyber-attacks against countries that support Ukraine.
This article by Campbell Kwan, writing for ZDNet, makes the following points:
- Eight cybersecurity authorities from the Five Eye* nations have come together to release a joint cybersecurity advisory that more malicious cyber activity is expected as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues to affect geopolitical stability.
- The Russian-aligned cybercrime groups have threatened to conduct cyber operations in retaliation for perceived offensives against Russia.
- Some groups have also threatened cyberattacks against countries and organisations providing materiel support to Ukraine.
- In light of the malicious activity, the Five Eyes cybersecurity authorities have urged critical infrastructure network defenders to prepare for various types of cyber threats.
*The Five Eyes brings the UK, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand into the world’s most complete and comprehensive intelligence alliance.