To address the growing concern of cyber-warfare, NATO has launched the “Cyber Coalition 2018” in Estonia. The exercise is a “War Game” focused on defense and counter-attack in the arena of digital battle.
The activity is taking place just 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the border with Russia, seen by the West as the biggest cyber threat after a string of attacks blamed on the Kremlin. Targets have included world sports bodies, the US Democratic Party and the world chemical weapons watchdog in the Netherlands. NATO says such assaults are becoming more “frequent, complex, destructive and coercive”, and are launched not just by state actors like Russia, China and North Korea but also by criminal gangs intent on extortion and “hacktivists” looking to embarrass big organisations.
Read more about the NATO cyber war games on The New American.