US Bracing for Bolder, More Brazen Russian Cyberattacks

Voice of America News reports: “Repeated failures by Russian cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns to inflict lasting damage during the Kremlin’s ongoing war against Ukraine is unlikely to dampen Moscow’s resolve and could instead spur a new wave of riskier efforts against a wider set of targets.

The assessment, from a variety of U.S. government agencies, comes as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has dragged into a second year, with Ukraine and its Western backers preparing for Moscow to unleash a new round of cyber campaigns aimed at helping to change the trajectory of the battle on the ground.

‘The weight of this conflict remains significant,’ a spokesperson for U.S. Cyber Command told VOA, sharing information on the condition of anonymity due to the nature of the ongoing fight. ‘We anticipate their cyber activities may become bolder and look at broader targets.’

Officials at the National Security Agency have reached similar conclusions…”

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