Tag Archives: Cyberwar

Ukraine: how cyber-attacks became so important to the conflict

Vasileios Karagiannopoulos, University of Portsmouth For the past few weeks, Russia has been deploying military forces into strategic positions on Ukraine’s borders. However, there is another, virtual dimension to the escalating conflict: cyber-attacks on Ukrainian government and business websites and services. Attacks on Ukraine’s information systems are part of a type of hybrid warfare that Russia has been fine tuning …

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Should cyberwar be met with physical force? Moral philosophy can help us decide

seaonweb/Shutterstock Christopher J. Finlay, Durham University In conventional warfare, it’s accepted that if a state finds itself under attack, it’s entitled to respond – either with defensive force, or with a counterattack. But it’s less clear how countries should respond to cyber-attacks: state-backed hacks which often have dangerous real-world implications. The 2020 SolarWinds hack, attributed to state-backed Russian hackers, breached …

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