Could MH17 sanctions push Russia to cyber warfare? – SC Magazine UK

Following the Malaysia Airline MH17 airplane crash which saw 298 people lose their lives –  believed to be at the hands of Russian separatists, Russian president Vladimir Putin has been the focal point of much media attention, with US President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron calling for deep sanctions against the country if it is shown to be behind the tragedy.

However, in a statement issued earlier today, one UK cyber security academic warned that any sanctions could see Russia retaliate with cyber warfare.

Professor Mike Jackson – computer security expert at Birmingham University– said that countries have typically responded to sanctions by preventing the supply of certain products (a possibility for Russia, which is a big provider of gas to European countries), but suggested that such actions could take place in the cyber world too.

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