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How Russia Could Respond to Western Sanctions With Cyberattacks

MIN READFeb 3, 2022 | 19:00 GMT

A Ukrainian serviceman is seen in a dugout in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Feb. 2, 2022.

A Ukrainian serviceman is seen in a dugout in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Feb. 2, 2022.

(ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Although a Russian invasion of Ukraine is not the most likely scenario at this point, it cannot be ruled out and organizations should start considering the risks they could face were such a conflict to break out. In the less likely but more impactful scenario where Russia conducts a full invasion of Ukraine, the United States and its European allies will likely respond with a myriad of financial and other sanctions that would in turn cause the Kremlin to respond with cyberattacks....

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