One year since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, the team discusses the evolution of Russia-aligned cyber-attacks and the changes to cybercriminal victimology and motivations.

February 24, 2023 will mark 12 months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began but the cyber war began months, if not years, before the kinetic attack began.

In this episode of the podcast the team discuss how the war marked a shift in the cyber threat landscape, how Russian-affiliated actors have behaved over the last 12 months and the tactics that have appeared.

Kevin Poireault will discuss the findings from a recent report from Google’s Threat Analysis Group which found that Russian cyber aggression dates all the way back to 2019. Kevin will also dive into research he’s been doing surrounding the explosion in wiper malware attacks in 2022. Finally, Beth Maundrill speaks to Recorded Future’s Alex Leslie about a recent report that examines the relationship between cybercriminals and the Russian state.


Google Report – Fog of War on Infosecurity: Google Report Reveals Russia's Elaborate Cyber Strategy in Ukraine - Infosecurity Magazine (

Dark Covenant 2.0 Report: Dark Covenant 2.0: Cybercrime, the Russian State, and War in Ukraine | Recored Future (

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