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Ukraine conflict risks uncontrollable escalation of cyberwarfare

Even simple scenarios are scary

| Russia & Caucasus
A screen displays a warning message in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish that appeared on the official website of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry after a massive cyberattack on Jan 14: Ukraine has already been a target for years now.   © Reuters

David J. Farber is distinguished professor and co-director of the Cyber Civilization Research Center at Keio University in Tokyo. Dan Gillmor, professor of practice at Arizona State University, is a senior fellow at Keio's Cyber Civilization Research Center.

Ukrainian computers and networks were the targets of disruptive cyber intrusions, the latest in a series of reported attacks that are rising in frequency and severity.

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