Finland fears it could become a target for Russian data attack if it joins NATO

Sauli NiinistöPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

Finland will probably become a target for Russian cyber warfare if it applies for membership in NATO, the country’s President Sauli Niinistö said.

Niinistö pointed to the risk of “disruptive” behavior from Russia if Finland were to apply for membership, according to the Finnish public broadcaster YLE.

In addition, he fears that NATO membership can lead to increased tensions at Finland’s 1,340-kilometer border with Russia, as well as border violations.

Russian authorities have warned that if Finland and Sweden join NATO, they will see it as a hostile act with “serious military and political consequences.”

A recent poll showed that the majority of Finns now want to join NATO. 

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1 Comment on "Finland fears it could become a target for Russian data attack if it joins NATO"

  1. Even more amazing.
    Yesterday, Sana Marin announces the Finns are going to send *more* weapons into Ukraine to kill (more) (young) Russian soldiers – i.e., Finland is at war against Russia – and today they’re worried about just a “data attack?”
    At just how far an orbit out of reality are these people?

    Is it too much to ask of these “leaders” to instead urge the Ukrainians to sign the security treaty they – after the 2014 coup – and we *owe* the Russians, to finally stop this tragedy?
    Or does Joe Biden and “our side” think we’re “winning” now?

    Tony Blinken is today desperately trying to deny Joe’s regime-change statement of intent yesterday, claiming we have nothing to do with that sort of thing

    … like Ukraine 2014 during Obama&Biden and the failed attempts in Belarus, Russian Siberia, and even Kazakhstan (where the attempted coup ringleader was the chief of intelligence and a personal Biden friend) since.

    Way too late, Tony.

    Meanwhile, nothing I can see is being done about civil defense/sivillforsvars, and the local apotek has run out of Jodix pills which are hardly sufficient anyway.

    Past and potential fallout shelters should be identified, cleaned out, and supplied, NOW, even if us parents and grandparents have to volunteer to do it.

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