Reply to post: Re: Only a few percent of your military budget

Is critical infrastructure prepared for OT ransomware?

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Re: Only a few percent of your military budget

That is probably true in the short term, but what you accurately describe as "drawing fire from the ransomware gangs" can also be viewed as training their abilities. If they didn't have plans to attack OT, as the article calls it, then Ukraine has given them a reason to learn how, possibly some incentives to do just that, and plenty of acceptable testing targets. If the war drags on long enough, they may have more of those skills and fewer targets in Ukraine on which to use them, which cannot be a good thing. Unless we're willing to hold the Russian government accountable whenever we're pretty sure that the attack came from a group Russia could break up, which I don't think our governments or, unfortunately, our fellow citizens are willing to do, we will want to reduce their skills and their ability to use them to make money.

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