CISA Warns of Russia-Sponsored Threats to Critical Infrastructure

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Cybersecurity authorities from the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the U.K. recently released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory warning of increased cyber threats related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As per the alert, attacks may occur as a response to the economic costs imposed on Russia as well as material support to Ukraine provided by the United States and U.S. allies and partners.

Given this rising threat, along with other factors, are we facing a perfect storm when it comes to cyberattacks? 

Malicious Activity Coming from Russia

Evolving intelligence indicates the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks, the alert states. This message follows a recent White House statement warning about attacks coming from Russia that could impact the United States. 

Russian state-sponsored cyber operations have included distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and malware against the Ukrainian government and critical infrastructure entities. Other reports have pinned data wiper malware on Russian-based threat actors attacking Ukrainian government contractors and financial groups.

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