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US intends to carry out several cyberattacks on Russian government systems in response to hacker attacks

Source : 112 Ukraine

US will carry out "series of clandestine actions" that will be evident to Russian President Putin, intelligence and military, but not to the general public
13:29, 8 March 2021

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The US authorities intend to carry out several cyber attacks on Russian government systems within three weeks. It was reported by The New York Times.

In the near future the United States will carry out series of clandestine actions across Russian networks that are intended to be evident to President Vladimir Putin, his intelligence services and military but not to the wider world.

Related: Hackers tried to break into authoritative bodies of Ukraine

In addition, the United States plans to impose economic sanctions against Russia in response to hacking actions, which, according to the American side, were made by Moscow. Also, US President Joe Biden may sign a decree to strengthen government systems against the backdrop of cyberattacks.

Meanwhile, the attack on the widely used email Microsoft Corp. software is turning into a global cybersecurity crisis.

According to a former senior US official familiar with the investigation, the attack, which Microsoft claims began with a Chinese government-backed hacker group, has affected fewer than 60,000 businesses worldwide to date.

According to Huntress, a firm that monitors customer safety, the targeted victims of the attack include banks and electricity providers, as well as nursing homes and an ice cream company. One US cybersecurity company, which asked not to be named, said its experts alone worked with at least 50 victims of the attack, trying to quickly determine what data hackers might have compromised.

Related: Russian hackers hold cyber attacks on Ukrainian networks, - Security Council

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