Kremlin Claims US Launches Thousands of Cyber ​​Attacks on Russia – National

Russia on Tuesday accused the United States of leading a massive campaign of “cyber aggression” behind hundreds of thousands of malicious attacks per day while Russia deploys troops in Ukraine.

The State Department said media, critical infrastructure and life support systems had been attacked, with the unprecedented scale pointing to US- and NATO-trained special forces and hackers acting on behalf of Kiev’s Western sponsors.

“The sources of the attacks will be identified and the attackers will inevitably be held accountable for their actions in accordance with the law,” the Russian statement said.

NBC News reported last month that US President Joe Biden was presented with options including shutting down Russia’s internet, electricity and railroad switches. But the White House said that was “wildly wrong.”

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Biden said Russia may be planning a cyberattack on the United States, but the Kremlin has denied it.

The foreign ministry said it believes the Ukrainian government, which announced it would form an “IT army” in February, was implicated and had launched an “offensive cyber force”.

The cybersecurity department of Russian telecommunications company Rostelecom and Russia’s Digital Ministry have both reported cyberattacks. Kremlin Claims US Launches Thousands of Cyber ​​Attacks on Russia – National

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