The tit for tat between Putin and the west has started. He thinks like a cold war KGB operative and seizes Ukrainian naval vessels. The west shuts down Visa and MasterCard without notice.
Putin is very propaganda oriented and the Russian state always held technology and mathematics in high regard. They are almost certain to retaliate and try to shut down what they think are the current shiny examples of western capitalism. Facebook, Twitter and the olde communist enemy “Wall Street”.
For all we know various forms of cyber warfare may already be underway.
Watch for announcements of security breaches and denial of service attacks. Think they’ll go after the servers handling Nasdaq and NYSE. You bet.
Wondering which way anonymous will break on this one.
George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.