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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.

Summary

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.
The Five Eyes - The Intelligence Alliance of the Anglosphere (ukdefencejournal.org.uk)

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