NATO helps Ukraine investigate the cyber-attack, which happened on July 27, Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization told in a joint briefing with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, broadcasted by 112.UA Channel.
“Over the past few days we supplied Ukraine with modern equipment for cyber protection, we are helping key government institutions investigate cyber security incidents, such as the recent one,” he said.
“We are expecting to cooperate with such countries as Ukraine, our partners in this sphere. We are talking about exchanging experience, training together, developing new technologies. We need all of this to react to cyber threats effectively, as they are very real and changing. The systems of defense we have may not work tomorrow, we need to update them,” he added.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the massive cyber-attack against Ukraine was organized by Russia. He noted that cyber security cooperation is the main sphere of Ukraine cooperation with NATO.
“Cyber-attacks are the key element of hybrid war. Now we have proof that the last cyber-attack was organized by Russia. I want to point out that we are talking about not only exchanging software and technologies, but we are also receiving equipment. Our ministries, the SBU receive specialized software in order to not only defend our institutions against possible future attacks, but also to prevent them,” he said.
As it was reported earlier, on July 27 a large-scale cyber attack hit dozens of companies and enterprises across Ukraine.