New York (Times Of Ocean)- Microsoft, a multinational technology company headquartered in the US, announced Wednesday that Russia has conducted cyberattacks against Ukraine in conjunction with its military action.
Microsoft said in a report prepared with Ukrainian cybersecurity officials and private sector companies: “The cyber component of Russia’s assault on Ukraine has been destructive and relentless.”
“There have been at least six Russian Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors and other unidentified threats conducting destructive attacks, espionage operations, or both, while Russian military forces attack the country by land, air, and sea,” the report stated.
A day before Moscow conducted its military attack on Ukraine, Russian military intelligence operators launched destructive cyberattacks on hundreds of systems within the Ukrainian government, information technology, energy, and financial sectors.
“According to the Russian military’s information warfare goals, these actions aimed at undermining Ukraine’s political will and ability to continue the fight, while facilitating the collection of intelligence that could provide tactical or strategic advantages to Russian forces,” the report stated.