US cyber warfare threats against Russia increase war risks
Greenburg, , 2019, Andy Greenberg is a senior writer for WIRED, covering security, privacy, information freedom, and hacker culture. He’s the author of the forthcoming book Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers, out November 5. Greenberg’s reporting on Ukraine’s cyberwar has won a Gerald, June 28, Iranian Hackers Launch a New US-Targeted Campaign as Tensions Mount, https://www.wired.com/story/iran-hackers-us-phishing-tensions/?fbclid=IwAR2T_Yo47vnwWH0DmOuPWJgGh5TMy6Dhty4RzBAe8jmXMao6dRsNWjRACfk
Over the past weekend, The New York Times reported that US Cyber Command has penetrated more deeply than ever before into Russian electric utilities, planting malware potentially capable of disrupting the grid, perhaps as a retaliatory measure meant to deter further cyberattacks by the country’s hackers. But judging by Russia’s response, news of the grid-hacking campaign may have already had the immediate opposite effect: The Kremlin warned that the intrusions could escalate into a cyberwar between the two countries, even as it claimed that Russia’s grid was immune from such threats.
US can’t win a cyber war against Russia and has more to lose
Greenburg, , 2019, Andy Greenberg is a senior writer for WIRED, covering security, privacy, information freedom, and hacker culture. He’s the author of the forthcoming book Sand