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Poroshenko: Investigation of Russian cyberattacks indicates the involvement of Russian security services
17:23, 30 December 2016
Poroshenko: Investigation of Russian cyberattacks indicates the involvement of Russian security services

"We are dealing with a global security challenge," the head of state said

17:23, 30 December 2016

Ukrainian Time

The investigation of a number of cyber attacks on websites and departments of government information resources points to the direct or indirect involvement of the Russian special services, which unleashed a cyberwar against Ukraine. This was announced by the President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, which reviews the basic principles of information security, the press service of the Presidential Administration informed.

President also noted that Russia carries out such aggressive actions in cyberspace against other countries too: in particular, United States faced the same problem, the head of German intelligence announced plans of Russian hackers to affect the results of the elections in Germany and the Swedish security services have publicly acknowledged Russia the main source of cyber attacks on this Scandinavian country.

"We are dealing with global security challenges, which Russia creates all around Euro-Atlantic community," the president said.

Poroshenko said that in late 2015 - early 2016 cyber attacks on objects of power industry, nuclear power stations, the airport "Boryspil" were carried out.

Also, according to Poroshenko, about 6.5 thousand of planned cyber attacks were detected in the past 2 months aimed at the facilities of five departments and 31 public information resources.

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