European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has stated that the 27-nation bloc is ready to mobilize all its resources to provide technical assistance to Ukraine and help it improve its capacity to weather cyberattacks, as Associated Press reported.
Borrell told a a meeting of EU foreign ministers in the French port city of Brest that the bloc would mobilize its cyber rapid response teams.
Borrell added that he would ask member countries to allow Ukraine benefit from anti-cyberattacks resources within the framework of the EU Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), even though the country isn't a member of the union.
“We are going to mobilize all our resources to help Ukraine cope with these cyberattacks. Sadly, we expected this could happen,” Borrell said.
Asked who could be behind the attack, Borrell said: “I can’t point at anybody because I have no proof, but one can imagine.”
As it was reported, a large-scale hacker intervention occurred in Ukraine on Thursday night, January 13 to 14. The attack downed the pages of several ministries, the Cabinet itself, the State Treasury and the website of the Diya app.