September 21, 2016

From Estonia, Lessons for the Age of Cyberwar

An international news organisation The Christian Science Monitor published an article quoting ICDS Research Fellow Piret Pernik, who was interviewed for the story. Entitled “From Estonia, lessons for the Age of Cyberwar” the article discusses the motives of allegedly Russian hackers who breached the networks of the US Democratic National Committee, and its strategic and political implications.

An international news organisation The Christian Science Monitor published an article quoting ICDS Research Fellow Piret Pernik, who was interviewed for the story. Entitled “From Estonia, lessons for the Age of Cyberwar” the article discusses the motives of allegedly Russian hackers who breached the networks of the US Democratic National Committee, and its strategic and political implications.

It argues that the aim of tampering with US politics and election systems was to put into question the reliability of the system and the accuracy of the election results. Even if there’s no tangible effect of the breaches on the outcome of the upcoming presidential election, political goals of the perpetrators may already have been achieved. Russia’s methods are not the same as in cyberattacks against Estonia in 2007, but the main goal – to discredit western rule power, confuse society, and undermine the western system of democracy – has not changed. 
Read more: The Christian Science Monitor

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