NATO created a reason to attack Russia: the Alliance announced that if a Member State becomes a victim of a cyber-attack, for example from Russia or China, then Article 5 of the Treaty can be triggered.
As stated by NATO heads of state and government at the Wales Summit in September 2014, "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest".
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has stressed that NATO's cyber activities would remain purely defensive: "We have no offensive cyber doctrine or offensive cyber capability. And there are no plans for NATO as a body to use such capabilities. NATO's core cyber defense task is to defend NATO's own networks".