Google: Russia continues to set cyber sights on NATO nations


Russian cyber attacks against both Ukraine and its NATO partners will increase, according to new research published Thursday by Google’s Threat Analysis Group.

The report, titled “Fog of War: How the Ukraine conflict transformed the cyber threat landscape,” offered insights involving the Russian invasion from two of Google’s groups — TAG as well as Trust and Safety — and subsidiary Mandiant.

The invasion began last February as an escalation to a conflict that began in 2014 and as part of the invasion Russia has launched numerous major cyber campaigns against Ukraine and its allies. Attacks to date have included misinformation campaigns, attempted attacks against critical infrastructure and more. Google published research in September detailing how former members of the ransomware Conti gang were attacking Ukraine in both financially and politically motivated attacks.

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