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Mar 17 13 tweets 5 min read
1/ Thread on diff #cyber skirmishes b/w #Russia and #Ukraine. Initially enlisting the ones alleged to Russia.

2014, Beginning of armed conflict in region started when Russia invaded and annexed the #Crimea Peninsula & started sp the regions of #Luhansk & #Donetsk.
2/ 2015, Post Russian invasion of the Crimean Peninsula, alleged Russian hackers managed to knock out electric power for around 230,000 customers in western Ukraine.
3/ 2016, Attackers repeated the same sequence, expanding the targets to incl govt & banking sector.
4/ 2017, Another suspected Russian attack featuring a piece of malware dubbed #NotPetya disrupted Ukrainian airports, railways, & banks; it also led to spillover to other countries: Danish shipping giant #Maersk and the pharmaceutical #Merck.
5/ .. Let's go straight to 2022, cuz no major incidents b/w 2018-21

2022, In the hrs before Russian troops invaded, Ukraine was hit by a malware designed to wipe data — an attk the Ukrainian govt said was “on a completely different level” from previous attks.
6/ 13 Jan 22, Cptrs at dozens of Ukrainian orgs, incl nonprofit grps, IT companies and more than 70 govt websites, were infected with ransomware like software; however, Microsoft found that the program was written so that there was no recovery key.
7/ 8 Feb 22, The Security Service of Ukraine said it had arrested operators of two troll farms, both under Russian supervision, which had created 18,000 social media accounts and were deliberately sowing panic in Ukraine.
8/ 14 Feb 22, As Russian mil was positioned along Ukraine bdr several key Ukrainian websites, including those of two of the largest banks (PrivatBank & Oscadbank) and its defense ministry & armed forces websites, were temporarily knocked offline via DDoS.
9/ Same attk corres with info warfare tactic Ukrainian citizens received spam text msgs that ATMs were down, combined digital tactics aimed at Ukraine are part of a larger effort to destabilize the country Russia may invade along with undermining confidence in institutions.
10/ 23 Feb 22, Several Ukrainian government and bank went offline as a result of a mass distributed denial of service attack: Websites for the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cabinet of Ministers and Rada, the country’s parliament.
11/ 24 Feb 22, #ESET discovered new “#wiper” malware targeting Ukrainian orgs aim to erase data from the tgt sys; wiper malware detected in Ukraine, also affected govt contractors in #Latvia & #Lithuania.
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