HOW THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR MAY CHANGE THE CYBERCRIME ECOSYSTEM
Keywords:Cyber Attacks;, Cyber Crime Groups;, Ransomware;, Cyberspace;, Cyber Security;, Resilience.
According to statistics, in recent years there has been an increase in cyber-attacks and their negative impact on individuals, organizations, and governments. Cyber attackers have acquired the resources and expertise to launch massive attacks against other nations to gain strategic advantages, mainly targeting critical infrastructure and public services. Current geopolitical events, through the action launched by the Russian Federation in Ukraine, demonstrate that cyber security threats are ever greater. States’ responses to these challenges must be quick and effective, adapted to this context. Over the past year, Russian cybercrime groups have strengthened their position as threats to the global digital ecosystem, demonstrating adaptability, persistence, and a willingness to exploit computer systems. This paper will analyze how cybercrime groups have been more present in the international space due to this war, as well as the importance given to them due to the types of attacks launched and their division into belligerent support camps.
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