Russia claims to be fighting off western cyber attacks

The Russian military are taking all measures to ensure the information security of the Defense Ministry due to the increase in the risk of cyber-attacks by foreign countries, stated the head of the Eighth Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Lieutenant-General Yuri Kuznetsov in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

He said that Russian experts currently enhance security in the automated systems of the Defense Ministry, detect and eliminate cyber-attacks on important facilities of the Russian Armed Forces and ensure their technical protection.

In mid-October, Ank Bijleveld, the Defense Minister of the Netherlands, said that her country is at a cyberwar with Russia. According to her, Russian special services are trying to influence the affairs of the country in various ways.

Earlier, the British Foreign Minister accused Russia of “indiscriminate and reckless” cyber attacks around the world, including the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and Ukrainian transport systems. In addition, he pointed to the hacking of the postal service of the US Democratic Party. Russian Ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovlenko, rejected the allegations and added that the anti-Russian campaign was organized by London and has the support of Washington.

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