Microsoft Chief: Russia’s war in Ukraine started a day earlier in CYBERSPACE. Source: THE GZERO NEWSLETTER SIGNAL

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Microsoft chief: Russia’s war in Ukraine started a day earlier in cyberspace

  • Weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine, Microsoft was already helping Kyiv protect its digital assets from Russian hackers, for instance by moving the government’s physical servers into the cloud to avoid destruction by Russian missiles.

In cyberspace, the war really started on February 23, the eve of Russia’s land invasion, when Microsoft noticed some 300 coordinated attacks trying to take down Ukrainian government websites and banks, Microsoft President Brad Smith says in a Global Stage livestream discussion entitled “Crisis in a digital world,” hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

Watch the clip here and the full conversation here.

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