BLUFThe author of this article argues that Russia launched its cyber attack against Ukraine far too early and provided Ukraine with the information it needed to combat Russian cyberattacks.
This article by Thomas Mutch, writing for Popular Mechanics, makes the following points:
- Russian-planted malware was part of Russia’s ‘hybrid warfare’ strategy.
- Just before the invasion, Russia threatened a massive cyberattack.
- This warning proved invaluable, enabling Ukraine to resist such attacks now and into the future.
- If a Russian cyberattack and a full-scale military offensive occurred without warning, it could have created a major problem for Ukraine.
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References from the Web:
- NOV 2022 Ukraine's Lessons for the Future of Hybrid Warfare—Rand Corporation
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- Article Source: https://www.popularmechanics.com/
- Media Check: Popular Mechanics - Media Bias Fact Check (mediabiasfactcheck.com)