The Center for Cyber Security (CFCS) in Denmark has the threat level for cyber attacks from “low” to “medium” because pro-Russian activists in recent weeks have also hit targets in Western European countries.
A threat level of «medium» means: «It is a general threat. It is capacity and / or intention and possible planning. Attacks / damaging activity are possible. “
CFCS has the threat level based on the threat from actors who will hit Denmark due to the war in Ukraine.
Attacks on several countries
Cyber attacks can assume different past and target different symbolic targets. There have been recent congestion attacks on government websites in Estonia, Romania and Latvia, banks in Poland and TV and radio stations in the Czech Republic.
Cyberactivism can also take place in the form of hacking and leak attacks and defacement of websites, as the CFCS writes in the threat assessment.
CFCS believes it is possible that especially pro-Russian hackers will attack targets in Denmark. Pro-Russian activist groups have previously attacked companies and authorities in the Czech Republic, Poland and Estonia, among others. Activists may be interested in punishing or influencing Danish support for Ukraine or the Danish press against Russia.
Also possible targets in Ukraine
Anti-Russian hackers, for example affiliated with Anonymous, may want to target organizations affiliated with Russia or targets in countries that they believe are not doing enough to support Ukraine.
The threat therefore also applies to Danish organizations or persons with relations to Ukraine, who may be affected by attacks aimed at targets in Ukraine. Danish victims can e.g. get personal conditions in connection with hacking and leak attacks directed at the organization in Ukraine.
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