The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated that it would respond to the sanctions of the European Union against a department of Russia’s military intelligence service for alleged cyberattacks, Reuters reports.
“Of course this unfriendly action by the EU will not be left unanswered. In diplomacy everything is reciprocal,” the statement said.
The sanctions targeted four Russian citizens (Alexei Morenets, Yevgeny Serebryakov, Oleg Sotnikov, and Alexei Minin) and Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (department for special technologies of the Russian military intelligence service).
As we reported earlier, Ukraine's State Security Service detained a hacker, known by his nickname of Sanix.
In early 2019, he got the attention of the world's cybersecurity specialists by his message on a web forum. In the message, he offered to sell a database that he stole, including 773,000,000 e-mail addresses and 21,000,000 unique passwords.