NATO’s large-scale cyberattack exercise kicked off this week. Participants from 32 countries are training to deal with hacking critical infrastructure, such as power plants and air defense systems.
“The exercises reflect real-life attack scenarios based on cyberattacks over the past 30 years,” said Ian West, head of the NATO Cyber Security Center.
During a fictitious hacking, participants will have to “maintain and ensure the availability of basic resources, such as a water station, power plant, air defense system, financial systems, etc.”
We remind that after the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, unknown individuals tried to hack into the electronic mailboxes of members of the European Parliament who were involved in accepting refugees from Ukraine.Belarusian hackers are suspected of the attack. Other hackers attacked two Ukrainian state contractors stationed in Latvia and Lithuania, NATO members.
Within days of the invasion, the NATO Cybersecurity Center had voted to include Ukraine as a contributor to research and training.