“Unique or cumulative malicious actions in cyberspace can reach the level of an armed attack and lead, in some specific cases, to the activation of Article 5 of the Washington Treaty by the North Atlantic Council,” quotes the TASS news agency. document.
The fifth article of the North Atlantic Treaty means that if one of the NATO member countries is attacked, all the others will be obliged to give a military response.
It should be noted that we are talking, among other things, about civil-military cooperation in the field of cybersecurity. This topic will be discussed in more detail in Berlin, where a “comprehensive NATO conference on defense in cyberspace” will take place in November.