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Latvia says Russia conducts cyber attacks at its Defence, Foreign bodies

Attacks had no influence on parliamentary elections results
09:43, 9 October 2018

Reuters

Latvian special services accused Russia of committing cyber attacks at the Latvian Defence and Foreign Ministries and other institution, as Reuters reports.

“The cyber attacks in Latvia were carried out by the GRU for espionage purposes, and the most frequent attacks were directed against state institutions, including the foreign and defense sectors,” the statement says.

Related: U.K. to create cyber-troops due to Russia's threat

As the Constitution Protection Bureau informed, Russian military intelligence service GRU was recently trying to “access information by e-mail phishing attacks against government computers”.

It was noted that there were no attacks targeting the results of the recent parliamentary elections.

Reportedly, the military of the U.K. considered the possibility of the holding of the extensive cyber-attack against Russia, in case, if the Russian Federation “assaults West countries”. 

Earlier, the Netherlands announced the prevention of Russia’s cyber-attack at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and accused Russian Main Intelligence Directorate officers (GRU) of trying to get the information from the international investigation of the MH17 tragedy. 

Related: Ecumenical Patriarchate sustains mass cyber attacks, - Foreign Minister

Also, Germany has joined the British and the Dutch authorities in accusing Russia of instigating massive international cyber-attacks.

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