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IDG Contributor Network: Are we witnessing a cyber war between Russia and Ukraine? Don't...

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Apr 24, 2015.

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    In February 2015, The Daily Beast published an insightful article about cyber war activity between Russia and Ukraine. The article profiled Eugene Dokunin, a Ukrainian web security consultant who gave up his day job to launch cyber-attacks against Russian targets. He works with a team of volunteers and performs an innumerable amount of combative actions, from financial account takeovers to hacking into CCTV systems in order to report on troop activity.

    The article was somewhat vague about who he works with and whether or not he receives direct support from (or directly supports) either the Ukrainian government or anti-Russian irregular forces. This ambiguity was likely intentional for personal security reasons, as Dokunin does little to conceal his goals and objectives, and so must keep some secrets for his own safety.

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