continues to be one of the most common kinds of attack being used by
countries in the current day and age. Russia has been accused for many
of the attacks, which has led to repercussions across the globe. In May
Ukraine imposed sanctions against a handful of Russian tech companies in
retaliation for cyber attacks, raising the total number of firms
sanctioned to over 400. Though many attacks are difficult to pinpoint
who was the actual culprit, there are typically signs of where the
attacks originated. In May cyber security researchers believe that the
found indicators pointing to North Korea being behind an attack in May that affected over 300,000 computers across the
globe. The most published cyber attack in the recent past was the
alleged Russian attempt to disrupt and influence the American election.
In March the DOJ announced indictments against four Russian individuals in connection with the hacking of email accounts.