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Microsoft collects the lessons left by the cyber war between Russia and Ukraine four months after it started

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MADRID, June 23 (Portaltic/EP) –

That War between Russia and Ukraine leaves something behind Cyber ​​Security Lessons four months after its launch, highlighting the sophisticated and far-reaching impact Russian operations are having, both to enhance their efforts and to undermine Western unity.

A cyber attack on Ukraine’s digital infrastructure on February 23 he awaited the ground invasion that would take place a day later. The witnesses of this first offensive of a four-month war were in Redmond (USA).

Microsoft researchers notified the government of Ukraine and offered technical support to prevent the Foxblade malware from succeeding, the company’s president said days later. BradSmith.

The technology company has analyzed the cybersphere of this war and ensures that initial lessons can be learned. “The world can start now Assess strengths and weaknesses initial and relative characteristics of offensive and defensive cybernetic operations”. it is a statement.

Specifically, Microsoft has distinguished “at least three distinct and sometimes coordinated efforts” that correspond to destructive cyberattacks within Ukraine, access and spying on that country’s networks and its name “Cyber ​​Influence Operations” addressed to everyone.

Ukraine’s data centers and servers became one of the first targets of Russian missiles. Microsoft highlights that this saved the Ukrainian government from losing its digital infrastructure its move to the cloud “where it was hosted in data centers across Europe”.

On the other hand, Ukraine has managed to withstand Russian cyberattacks, which mainly attempted to access government and corporate networks in the country Advances in threat intelligence Y endpoint protection (“Endpoint”) connected to the Internet.

In any case, Microsoft warns that there are currently Russian cyber attacks more sophisticated and more widespread than many reports confirm” and that those responsible are “adapting it to the changing needs of war, even combining cyberattacks with the use of conventional weapons”.

Likewise, it was noted that Russia has intensified its Attacks on the governments of the allied countries of Ukraine. Specifically, the technology company has discovered attempts to penetrate the Russian network 128 organizations in 42 countries outside the occupied country.

“Since the beginning of the war, the Russian targets we have identified have been successful. 29 percent of the time. A quarter of those successful intrusion attempts resulted in a confirmed breach of an organization’s data.”

For Microsoft, “the lessons from Ukraine are necessary a coordinated and comprehensive defense strengthening strategy against the full spectrum of operations of cyber-destruction, espionage and influence-peddling”. They are also “a call to action to take effective measures that will be crucial to safeguarding the future of democracy,” he concludes.

Source europapress.es

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