Russia’s aggression against Ukraine motivates hackers and hacktivists to get involved in the conflict. Cyber criminals and cyber activists have supported Russia by trying to disrupt information processes and sowing turmoil in society.
While cyber espionage remains the main line of operation for state actors, the number of destructive attacks has increased. It is highly likely that the threat to organisations’ information systems of NATO, EU, and other states will grow, especially due to increased geopolitical tensions.
Cyber-enabled information operations against Lithuania by the Ghostwriter, a cyber-enabled influence campaign, have subsided due to its redirected effort towards Ukraine. It is likely that the decrease is temporary, the ongoing collection of personal data indicates preparation for future attacks.