Ukraine on Russia Cyber-War

An apparent hack of the railway network in Russia’s ally Belarus hints at the prospect of a massive new wave of cyber warfare over Ukraine.

An apparent hack of the railway system in Belarus by activists trying to disrupt a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine could be a prelude to a vicious cyber-war, NATO and Ukrainian security officials have told VICE World News.

This week a group calling itself the Belarusian Cyber-Partisans claimed to have hacked and encrypted key databases in the state railway computer system. The group said it was part of an effort to disrupt the transport of Russian forces in the country under the guise of military exercises and force the release of detained opposition activists, according to Yuliana Shemetovets, a New York-based Belarusian activist who is not a member of the group but volunteered to act as a spokesperson for the group.

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