A fake cyberwar held in Estonia could help nations prepare for real life threats

From the tiny Baltic nation of Estonia, some 30 nations are participating in mock cyberwar exercises. While the annual NATO-led exercise may be fiction, the threat emanating from Russia is very real.


Just across the border from Russia, a war is taking place in a former Soviet republic. We’re not talking about Ukraine here but Estonia. The war is in cyberspace, part of a NATO-led annual drill. And this year, the stakes couldn’t be higher. NPR cybersecurity correspondent Jenna McLaughlin sends us this report from the Estonian capital.

JENNA MCLAUGHLIN, BYLINE: Berylia and Crimsonia are at war. The two

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