NATO allies report cyber attacks against them by Russia, - Stoltenberg

Source : 112 Ukraine

Some cyber attacks were very complicated and intensive
13:17, 16 February 2017

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Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Jens Stoltenberg announced that some Alliance members reported on Russia’s involvement into cyber attacks of their governmental institutions, according to the UNIAN news agency.

"We see the increase in cyber attacks and cyber incidents. Some of them are very complicated and intensive, and we got messages from different NATO countries on various threats and cyber incidents. We also got messages that Russia was behind a number of the attacks,” he noted.

Related: Great Britain accused Russia of stepping up cyber attacks

At that Stoltenberg reminded that the number of cyber attacks against NATO resources has increased by 60% in 2016 comparing with 2015.

“These very facts are the reasons for us to strengthen the cyber security, to share best practices, to develop methods, to help our allies in strengthening their cyber security systems,” Jens Stoltenberg stressed.

As we reported earlier, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis called NATO allies to increase defense spending by year's end.

Related: Russian Federation suspected of cyber-attacks on Italian MFA

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