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“Massive Cyber Attack” can trigger Article 5, says Deputy Secretary General of NATO | GZERO World

Russian cyber attack could trigger NATO’s Article 5, warns NATO Deputy Secretary General

Mircea Geoană, Deputy Secretary General of NATO, says that when the alliance decided that cyber should be considered an “operational domain,” the bloc also made the call that a “massive cyber attack” on one member state could trigger Article 5 of NATO’s Washington Treaty. This strikes at the heart of the alliance’s defense clause, which states that an attack on one country is considered an attack on all allies.

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