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Russians Strike Ukraine With Cyberattacks

Is it a prelude to invasion or psyops?

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Earlier this week and continuing presently the Russians are mounting cyberattacks on Ukraine. They have enlisted Chinese Communist aid in this effort. The attack targets government, banking, and defense sectors.

Ukrainian security forces and American intelligence are asking themselves this question: Are these attacks the beginning shots of a war or are they psychological operations designed to intimidate and thus achieve Russian goals short of war?

A growing consensus of intelligence veterans think it’s the latter. One US Army intelligence veteran who served at high levels of the national security system said, “This is a game and we’re being hoodwinked. Biden and the Europeans will give Putin what he wants without one shot being fired.”

FNC: “Ukrainian officials investigating this week’s cyberattacks that brought down websites belonging to its Ministry of Defense, army and popular banks are now calling the incident the ‘largest’ of its kind in the history of the country – and suspect Russia is the culprit.

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The distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks come as U.S. and NATO continue to cast doubt on Russian claims that some of its 150,000 troops amassed along its border with Ukraine are heading back to their permanent bases. The cyberattacks targeted at least 10 Ukrainian websites and customers at the state-owned Privatbank and Sberbank reported issues with online payments and the banks’ apps, according to the Associated Press.”

“Russia has engaged in cyberattacks and electronic warfare in terms of a precursor to physical and kinetic activity,” Frank Cilluffo, the director of the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security at Auburn University, told press, referring to past cyberattacks in Georgia and Ukraine’s Crimea region.

“A DDoS attack can be pretty effective if utilized in support of other means. It’s not about the attack itself, but if you are able to disrupt communications of some sort, and then you have ulterior motives, then clearly it can be effective,” he added. “And Russia did do this to Estonia in the past, massive DDoS attacks on the banking sector and the Estonian government.”

“…The largest DDoS attack in the history of Ukraine was carried out on government websites, on the banking sector,” said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov.

“This attack is unprecedented, it was prepared in advance,” he continued, saying that the attacks involved IP addresses from Russia, China, Uzbekistan and the Czech Republic. “And the key goal of this attack is destabilization, it is to sow panic, to do everything so that a certain chaos appears in our country.”

llya Vityuk, who heads cybersecurity for Ukraine’s state security service said that “the only country that is interested in such… attacks on our state, especially against the backdrop of massive panic about a possible military invasion, the only country that is interested is the Russian Federation.”

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Amos
Amos
4 months ago

A very inauspicious time for he United States to be saddled with demented puppet controlled by the Obama Soros Cabal of crazy world globalists.

Sanford
Sanford
4 months ago

Show me the proof. All the usual suspects except one, bidens white house.

James
James
4 months ago

This is so much BS, everyone knows it is the CIA that is in the middle of this. The war mongers need to be removed, no one want a war. We now have a criminal FBI and CIA that need to be disband and the criminal treasonous officers sent to Gitmo

walter j sivigny
walter j sivigny
4 months ago

This is Biden at his worst. Remember how the Afghanistan leaders ran away days before Biden crapped his pants. Same going on here, Ukraine leader runs away. Biden craps his pants. This is 1939 all over again. But to me putting NATO missile on the Russian border is like putting Russian missiles in Cuba in 1962. We we berserk, and rightfully so.
Biden funded this by allowing Russia billions in new oil revenue. HE ALONE IS THE TRAITOR

AntiBiden
AntiBiden
4 months ago

You are a paid liar.