EU Response Team to Help Ukraine Fight off Cyberattacks

Daniel Attoe
Daniel Attoe

Updated · Feb 27, 2022

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This comes following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recognition of breakaway Ukraine regions.

Cyber Rapid-Response Team (CRRT)

The European Union (EU) will deploy a cyber response team to help Ukraine handle cyberattacks, the body confirmed on Tuesday. This follows the recent escalation in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. 

The team of specialists came from Lithuania, Croatia, Poland, Estonia, Romania, and the Netherlands. They will work both remotely and on-site to protect Ukrainian networks, presenting cyber defensive capabilities. 

The Defence Ministry of Lithuania revealed that the cyber rapid-response team (CRRT) is a response from the European Union to a request from Ukraine. According to an official, the team is “composed of different cyber-expertise, such as incident response forensics, vulnerability assessment, to be able to react to a variety of scenarios.”

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Monday that Russia was intensifying the tensions using a combination of tactics. “We see disinformation campaigns, we see cyber attacks. We see fakes distributed about Ukraine, and we see increased military activity,” he said.

The cyberattacks refer to the DDoS attacks on Ukrainian government agencies and banks by hackers suspected to be Russian.

The tensions between Russia and Ukraine came to a head when Putin announced recognition for separatist regions Donetsk and Luhansk. Cybersecurity bodies in the US and Europe have warned of further cyberattacks on Ukrainian agencies.

Sources.

BBC

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Daniel Attoe

Daniel Attoe

Daniel is an Economics grad who fell in love with tech. His love for books and reading pushed him into picking up the pen - and keyboard. Also a data analyst, he's taking that leap into data science and machine learning. When not writing or studying, chances are that you'll catch him watching football or face-deep in an epic fantasy novel.

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