The US has verified that Cyber Command, the US service’s hacking unit, has conducted obnoxious cyber operations against Russia.
The Cyber command has performed operations in support of Ukraine’s defenses but is avoiding directly engaging Russia in a firing war.
” We have conducted a series of operations across the full diapason; descent, protective,( and) information operations,” General Paul Nakasone said in an interview with Sky News.
The comments suggest that cyberspace is a sphere in which the Biden administration feels comfortable engaging Russia without fear of escalation.
” We do not see it as similar,” White House press clerk Karine Jean- Pierre said Wednesday when asked at a news conference whether Cyber Command’s conduct contradicted Biden’s pledge not to get directly involved in the war.
” For Russia, understanding the full compass of US cyber combat power is a gap for them which leaves them doubtful about opening this front, at least at this time,” an elderly US functionary said to CNN.”
Cyber warfare is a new sphere. It hasn’t existed long enough for all the single country to rule it.”
The Cyber command also reportedly transferred the labor force to Ukraine in December, in expectation of the Russian irruption, to help Kyiv bolster its cyber defenses and to gather information about implicit Russian hacking pitfalls, officers have said.
Since the war started, the websites of Russian government ministries and media speakers have been knocked offline or altered to broadcast anti-war taglines.