Of course not.
However . . .
While we might not confront direct attacks from Vlad and his gang of Russkies . . . Locals might still suffer some hard to predict collateral damage.
Here's the word . . .
"American computers could still be compromised in collateral damage from Russian attacks on Ukrainian systems, as they have been in the past. In 2017, for example, Russian military-intelligence hackers sent malware known as NotPetya into Ukrainian computer networks. As the infection spread, a small U.S. hospital system lost the use of every Windows machine in its arsenal, and dozens, if not hundreds, of other hospitals were hamstrung when a widely used transcription service for electronic medical records went down. Any company that does business in Ukraine—and any person or business doing business with that company—could be vulnerable to this sort of collateral damage . . . “No one really fully understands how the internet interconnects and operates together at some sort of macro level, so being able to map out all the possible permutations of how something might have an impact is essentially impossible ahead of time.”
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Russians have elevated patriotic hacking to an "art form." Americans may feel the effects. Russia has launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, sending troops over the border and shelling cities across the country. Already, dozens of Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the assault, and millions more people in the region are now in mortal danger.
The standoff between the United States and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine has so far mainly played out on diplomatic and economic fronts.
The White House is rejecting reports of cyberattack options to disrupt Russia's Ukraine invasion being presented to President Biden Joe Biden Biden has decided on Supreme Court nominee: reports Japan, Australia, New Zealand impose penalties on Russia following invasion into Ukraine Psaki on Cruz 'Peanuts' character comparison: 'Don't tell him I like Peppermint Patty' MORE .
The Biden administration and Congress are steeling for cyberwarfare from Russia following its invasion of Ukraine and warning businesses to prepare for potential attacks. Why it matters: Russia's invasion was coupled with cyberattacks on Ukraine. American officials fear cyber-conflict could escalate if Russian President Vladimir Putin believes the U.S.
NATO said last year that multiple low-scale attacks could create a reason to retaliate.
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