Currents News Staff
Ukraine is on the offense as soldiers show their national flag after regaining control of Makariv. They’re threatening Russian re-supply as well as efforts to circle the city.
As the Ukrainian counter-attack appears to make some headway, U.S. officials believe Russian president Vladimir Putin’s next escalation could be a direct cyberattack on the United States.
“We are constantly monitoring our own critical infrastructure here at the Pentagon and throughout the U.S. government to make sure that we can remain resilient against a cyberattack,” said Rear Admiral John Kirby.
It’s an urgent warning to American businesses to strengthen their cyber defenses immediately.
“President Biden has been very clear if we’re attacked in cyberspace,” Admiral Kirby said, “there will be consequences for that.”
The Biden administration says the private sector can guard against cyber attacks by using multi-factor authentication and changing passwords across networks. The alert comes as Russia continues its assault.
“Each day, Mariupol is destroyed more and more,” said Ukraine Deputy Mayor Sergei Orlov. “Until now, estimating 90% of our infrastructure is damaged and destroyed.”
The southeastern port city of Mariupol was once home to more than 450,000 people, but now it’s reduced to rubble. Families are fleeing for their lives unsure of where to go.
“I’m 84 and this was the first time in my life that I felt horror,” said Halyna Zhelezniak. “I couldn’t believe it happened. It was just a shock.”