The European Union (EU) has so far said that the cyber attacks came from “inside Russia” without directly blaming Russian officials.
Europeans and the United States formally accused Russian authorities of carrying out a cyber attack on a network of satellites to prepare the ground in late February, shortly before the attack on Ukraine on Tuesday, May 10th.
“We can blame the Russian government“The head of European diplomacy, Joseph Borel, told the press in Brussels that this was the first time the EU had openly accused Moscow of using its power to carry out cyber-attacks.
Russian officials blamed
“The cyber attack took place on February 24, 2022, an hour before Russia’s provocative and unwanted aggression, to facilitate military aggression.The European Union (EU) said in a statement on behalf of the 27 member states. “The attack caused significant disruptions in communications affecting public services, businesses and civilian users in Ukraine, as well as several EU member states.“, She recalled.
“This is clear and shocking evidence of a deliberate and malicious Russian attack on Ukraine, which has had significant repercussions on ordinary citizens and businesses throughout Ukraine and throughout Europe.”
Liz Truss, Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom.
“The European Union and its member states, along with its international partners, strongly condemn the Russian Federation’s malicious cyber activity against Ukraine, which targeted the ViaSat – operated KA-SAT satellite network.The European Union (EU) has said no cyber-attacks have been reportedFrom within Russia“, But without directly blaming the Russian authorities.
In conjunction with its European allies, the United States published its own analysis, accusing Moscow of hacking. According to Anthony Blingen, the head of US diplomacy, the attack took placeVSATs were laid off in Ukraine and across Europe“It works especially well”Windmills“And”Take the Internet to ordinary citizens“.
Washington blames Russian military cyber agents “Used by many malware families “Wipe“, Which erases all data from the target computer,”In Ukrainian government and private sector networks“.”These disruptive cyber activities began in January“And”Continued during the warThe US Secretary of State added in a statement.
“This is clear and shocking evidence of a deliberate and malicious Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has had significant consequences for ordinary citizens and businesses throughout Ukraine and throughout Europe.UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said. The European Union expects that in its declarationTake further steps to prevent, prevent, prevent and respond to such malicious behavior in cyberspace“, In conjunction with its allies.
Kyiv is helping to strengthen its cyber security
Westerners also promise to continue to help strengthen Kiev’s cyber security. The attack on US satellite operator Viasat has pushed thousands of Internet users offline in Germany, France, Hungary, Greece, Italy and Poland.
“Vizat said tens of thousands of terminals were damaged, unusable and could not be repaired.“The British Foreign Office said in the early hours of February 24 that Russia had invaded its pro – Western neighbor and attempted to seize the capital, Kiev.
The military and experts fear that Russia’s war in Ukraine could lead to a wave of catastrophic cyber attacks that could have a global impact. But as the observed attacks appear to be within their impact and geographical range, the worst situation has so far been avoided.
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