Cyberattack Targets Belarus' Rail Network To Slow Flood Of Russian Forces Into The Country

The cyberattack was claimed by a non-state actor and underlines just how complex the cyber battlefield is becoming. 

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Portions of the computer networks that support Belarus' national railway infrastructure are reportedly still reeling from the effects of a cyberattack. An independent hacking group claimed responsibility for the incident, which they said was in part intended to hamper the movement of Russian forces into the country. The Kremlin has deployed thousands of troops to Belarus, along with a wide array of materiel, including tanks, short-range ballistic missiles, and combat aircraft, in recent weeks, much of it by rail. Although these forces are officially set to take part in large-scale exercises next month, there continue to be fears that this might actually be part of Russian preparations to launch a new invasion of Ukraine.