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Cyberattacks on Russia’s information sites intensify since 2022

Staff reporter

Published: 17:58, 25 May 2024

Cyberattacks on Russia’s information sites intensify since 2022

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The intensity of cyberattacks on Russia’s critical information infrastructure sites has escalated since the start of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine in 2022, said Russian Foreign Ministry International Information Security head Artur Lyukmanov.

"Since the beginning of the special military operation, the intensity of cyberattacks on Russian critical information infrastructure sites, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has increased significantly. We register malicious ICT activities conducted by hacking groups using foreign companies’ subnets almost every day," Lyukmanov said.

The most common activities are DDoS attacks, fishing and malware incidents, he said.

"We also face thoroughly planned multifaceted compound operations," Lyukmanov added.

The West is ramping up its offensive potential within ICT to conduct malicious activities against Moscow and Beijing, the information security head said. Washington and its allies are using their deterrence strategy as a cover for such actions, he added.

All attempted attacks on the Foreign Ministry’s digital assets are being terminated by the ministry's information security department, Lyukmanov said.