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Russia to keep using cyber attacks for geopolitical influence, - Ukraine's SBU

The first conference of leaders of counter-terrorism agencies of UN member states took place in New York
11:42, 2 July 2018

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The Russian Federation is sure to use cyber attacks as one of the tools of the geopolitical impact. Oleg Frolov, the deputy head of the SBU, Ukraine's security service said this during the first conference of leaders of counter-terrorism agencies of UN member states in New York.

'A number of powerful and complicated attacks, cynical by design and catastrophic by potential consequences, on the networks of energy, banking and transport sectors of Ukraine's economy and the communication networks, have once again shown the intentions of the aggressor to use cyber attacks as one of the tools of geopolitical influence', he said.

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According to Frolov, propaganda became one of the key components of the hybrid aggression against Ukraine; it created the playground for unfurling an entire arsenal of other conventional and non-conventional methods of waging war - such as using illegal armed units, initialing internal disorders, resorting to cyber attacks and economic pressure. Besides, the Internet is used to spread radical ideas, recruiting supporters and funding the illegal activity, related to terrorism.

The Ukrainian side also mentioned the necessity to join efforts in the struggle against terrorism and extremism. 

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