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In Ukraine, Cyber War With Russia Heating Up 256

Posted by timothy
from the nothing-good-will-come-of-this dept.
concertina226 writes "If you think the crisis in the Ukraine is limited just to being just on the ground, think again. A cyberwar is flaring up between Ukraine and Russia and it looks like just the beginning. On Friday, communication centers were hijacked by unknown men to install wireless equipment for monitoring the mobile phones of Ukraine parliament members. Since then, Ukrainian hackers have been defacing Russian news websites, while Russia's Roskomnadzor is blocking any IP addresses or groups on social media from showing pro-Ukraine 'extremist' content." Adds reader Daniel_Stuckey: "On the other side of the border, RT — the news channel formerly known as Russia Today and funded by the state — had its website hacked on Sunday morning, with the word 'Nazi' not-so-stealthily slipped into headlines. Highlights included 'Russian senators vote to use stabilizing Nazi forces on Ukrainian territory,' and 'Putin: Nazi citizens, troops threatened in Ukraine, need armed forces' protection.' RT was quick to notice the hack, and the wordplay only lasted about 20 minutes." Finally, as noted by judgecorp, "The Ukrainian security service has claimed that Russian forces in Crimea are attacking Ukraine's mobile networks and politicians' phones in particular. Meanwhile, pro-Russian hackers have defaced Ukrainian news sites, posting a list of forty web destinations where content has been replaced. The pro-Russians have demonstrated Godwin's Rule — their animated GIF equates the rest of Ukraine to Nazis."
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In Ukraine, Cyber War With Russia Heating Up

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  • This is beginning to remind me of the annexation of Czechoslovakia, let's hope this time around the Western powers will have enough spine to stand up to the dictator in stead of encouraging him with appeasement. We are gettign to the point where threatenign to move a few NATO divisions to the Urainian border would seem appropriate, at least that was the only thing that seemed to work on Hitler.

    • by Etherwalk (681268)

      This is beginning to remind me of the annexation of Czechoslovakia, let's hope this time around the Western powers will have enough spine to stand up to the dictator in stead of encouraging him with appeasement. We are gettign to the point where threatenign to move a few NATO divisions to the Urainian border would seem appropriate, at least that was the only thing that seemed to work on Hitler.

      We moved F-22s and submarines carrying hundreds of nuclear warheads toward the conflict area.

  • Does any seee the orony in the Ukranians using Molotov cocktails?

  • One news site mentioned that Putin has "pressed the pause button" on his invasion of Crimea. What is happening now is that the pressure of the oligarchs, watching the ruble and the Russian market take a dive, are putting pressure on him to back off.

    I predict that threats of economic sanctions and actual real-time market forces will bring this to a resolution in about a month.
    (Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm talking about.)

    Anyone?

    • by Rich0 (548339)

      Makes sense. If Russia really decides to push into non-Russian territory things could get really nasty - Afghanistan 2.0. The Soviet Union couldn't handle that, and Russia is only a shadow of the former superpower.

  • by quax (19371) on Tuesday March 04, 2014 @06:19PM (#46402043)

    I.e. the exception to the rule: If faced with actual military invasion the comparison to Nazis is no longer prohibited.

  • In the decade-old video game "Lock On: Modern Air Combat", Russia invades Crimea.

    http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.c... [jalopnik.com]

  • ...in Another Bloody Century [militarypr...glists.com]. He kind of pooh-poohs it as some of the other commenters here have done, saying that it plays a small part but is mostly an annoyance.

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