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Op-Ed: Russia’s information warfare on the United States is a clear and present danger that is costing Americans millions | PennLive 

Op-Ed: Russia’s information warfare on the United States is a clear and present danger that is costing Americans millions | PennLive 

To this day, people are still debating if Russia interfered with our votes in the 2016 Presidential election. Despite what individuals believe, it has become clear that cyber warfare is having an extreme informational and economic impact on our economy. These attacks include malware, falsification of news cycles, and intellectual property theft. A recent hostile assault on international business was the Russian “Petya” ransomware, a malware designed to keep one locked out the computer systems until a ransom is paid. Though this specific cybercrime attack cost the global economy over 1.4 billion dollars, the impetus behind “NonPetya, and feasibly other Russian attacks, was discovered to not be financial when the ransomware refused to lift after the reward was paid.    

Source: https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/

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