Prague: Russia continues cyber attacks on Czech Republic

More than 90% of cyber attacks on the Czech Republic are carried out by foreign countries, reports news outlet with reference to the report of the Czech National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB) for 2018.

It is noted that in most cases, hackers are associated with Russia and China. According to the NÚKIB, an investigation is carried out into a large-scale attack on one of the "important government structure." At the same time, the report informs that there were no cyber attacks on a critical Czech IT infrastructure, such as power plants, reservoirs, telecommunications networks, or an airport.

At the same time, according to NÚKIB, the number of severe cyber attacks has decreased. They were replaced by crypto currency mining using malware by copying, distorting, and substituting information. At the same time, the report says that if earlier only "tech-savvy" people used to become hackers, now anyone who has money for the necessary tools can hack mail or cheat with cryptocurrencies.

The Czech Republic repeatedly declared that hackers attacked several government agencies. In particular, the latest cyber attack on the Czech Foreign Ministry occurred in June. Later, the DeníkN publication, citing sources in diplomatic circles and intelligence agencies said, that the attack on the Czech Foreign Ministry was carried out by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.

  Russia, Czech Republic, NUKIB