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"Escalating Russian Cyber Attacks Could Risk Widening the War in Ukraine" by R. Atkinson and E. Simpson discusses the increasing cyber operations conducted by Russia against Ukraine, which have significant implications for the broader conflict. The report highlights multiple destructive cyber attacks on Ukrainian government networks and critical infrastructure, including the deployment of malware such as WhisperGate and FoxBlade. These operations not only aim to disrupt essential services but also demonstrate a coordinated effort between cyber and conventional military strategies. The article stresses that NATO and its allies must bolster their cyber defenses to counter these threats and prevent potential spillovers that could escalate the conflict beyond Ukraine's borders .


First published in The Hill Times, Canada' foremost foreign and defense policy magazine.

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