Google: Analysis of Cyberattacks Targeting Ukraine Shed Light on What a Cyberwar Strategy Looks Like



Google: Analysis of Cyberattacks Targeting Ukraine Shed Light on What a Cyberwar Strategy Looks LikeA look back at the last year of attacks on Ukraine by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) provides insight into attacks on NATO countries to gain a cyberspace advantage.

If you watched the news about the Russia-Ukraine war, mentions of the battle in cyberspace have either been nonexistent or mentioned in passing. But a new analysis of the cyberwar efforts by Russia by Google TAG paints a very detailed story with a heavy emphasis on phishing.

Since the beginning of troop movement through all of 2022, Russia has been continually launching phishing campaigns by multiple Russia-based cyberthreat groups to compromise national, state and local government and military operations. According to the analysis, the attacks on NATO countries increased by 300%, while Ukraine targets increased 250%.

phishing campaigns by government-backed attackers 2021-2022

Source: Google

TAG also provided a detailed visual outlining the campaigns that occurred across all of 2022:

outline of Russian phishing campaigns in 2022

Source: Google

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