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Ukraine Crisis Tests Cyber Warfare’s Red Lines, Bitdefender Says

  • Cybercrime groups are taking sides in the war, boosting risks
  • Bitdefender says Russia is ‘superpower’ in cyber capabilities

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has ushered in a new era of cyber warfare, raising the risks of spillover from conventional conflicts, according to the chief executive officer of Bitdefender Holding BV.

Florin Talpes, whose Romania-based cybersecurity software company has filed for an initial public offering in the U.S., said that the ongoing war has split the hacking community, with Anonymous attacking Russian institutions and some ransomware groups backing Moscow.