Australia promises cyber support to Ukraine as Russian forces array along its borders

Australia will expand cyber training for Ukrainian officials and could join a broader coalition of Western countries to provide the besieged Eastern European nation with military equipment or other support as fears of a Russian invasion continue to mount.

Late on Sunday, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States formally blamed Russia’s main intelligence agency for a series of cyber attacks on Ukraine’s major banks six days ago, with Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defense Minister Peter Dutton declaring Moscow was responsible for an ” ongoing unacceptable and disruptive pattern of malicious cyber activity “.

“Australia will continue to provide cyber security assistance to the Ukrainian government, including through a new bilateral Cyber ​​Policy Dialogue and further cyber security training for Ukrainian officials.”

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