Just as there are no limits on the sort of Hell that war can bring with it, there are no limits on just how widespread a modern conflict can spread.
This has been especially true in 2022, as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, but lashes out against the rest of the world at the same time.
The Kremlin’s latest attempts at sowing chaos in the world at large come to us from the US cyberspace, and particularly the realm of the US Treasury.
The U.S. Treasury last month repelled cyber attacks by a pro-Russian hacker group, preventing disruption and confirming the effectiveness of the department’s stronger approach to financial system cybersecurity, a U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday.
The Treasury has attributed the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to Killnet, the Russian hacker group that claimed responsibility for disrupting the websites of several U.S. states and airports in October, said Todd Conklin, cybersecurity counselor to Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo.
The attack came during an uptick in cyberterrorism by the group.
The incident, not previously reported, occurred a couple of days before similar attacks from Killnet on U.S. financial services firms, Conklin told a financial services industry and regulator conference on cybersecurity.
US officials have seen a rather significant uptick in Russian-born in recent months, coinciding with the Kremlin’s aggression in Ukraine.