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Google Reveals Alarming Surge in Russian Cyber Attacks Against Ukraine

February 20, 2023

Russia’s cyber attacks against Ukraine surged by 250% in 2022 when compared to two years ago, Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) and Mandiant disclosed in a new joint report.

The targeting, which coincided and has since persisted following the country’s military invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, focused heavily on the Ukrainian government and military entities, alongside critical infrastructure, utilities, public services, and media sectors.

Mandiant said it observed, “more destructive cyber attacks in Ukraine during the first four months of 2022 than in the previous eight years with attacks peaking around the start of the invasion.”

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