Gone are the days when wars were fought on battlefields!
With the power of technology, media, and other substitutes – countries can rage war without stepping a foot on the battlefield.
The same is the scenario in the Russia Ukraine fiasco which has captured the attention of everyone across the globe.
Russia has not waged war against Ukraine physically, but the hybrid war has long been started and it is affecting Ukraine immensely.
Russia is creating havoc in Ukraine by consistently waging hybrid war with the help of fake bomb threats and cyber-attacks.
The Ukrainian authorities declared that in January more than 1000 bomb threats were marked in different locations across Ukraine. These bomb threats were made by email – difficult to catch the culprit.
Bomb threats and cyber-attacks are being considered as the latest strategy by Russia to destabilize the other party and unfortunately, these tactics are working by exhausting the military and police of Ukraine.
Many Ukrainian official websites were hacked, defaced, and breached by unknown hackers and faced malicious malware in the month of January.
“The No. 1 task for Russia is to undermine us from inside,” Oleksiy Danilov, an aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said. “They want to throttle our economy.”
America backs the theory of Ukraine that Russia is indeed waging hybrid war on the country and has warned it.
The White House also experienced country level in the recent past which had connections with the hackers from Russia.
The White House has warned Russia that the federal cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency might face fresh online attacks by Russia before the possible attack over Ukraine.
“The Russian government has used cyber as a key component of their force projection over the last decade, including previously in Ukraine in the 2015 timeframe,” said a statement.
“While there are not currently any specific credible threats to the U.S. homeland, we are mindful of the potential for the Russian government to consider escalating its destabilizing actions in ways that may impact others outside of Ukraine.”