According to Andrei Krutskikh, Director of the Information Security Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, cybercrime is on the rise in the world, and the existing norms are insufficient to prevent cyberattacks
Russia is open to dialogue in the field of cybersecurity with all countries, including the United States , said i. about. Andrei Krutskikh, Director of the International Information Security Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, to Newsweek. His comment is posted on the website of the Ministry.
“Regardless of the geopolitical situation, Russia remains open to dialogue and cooperation in the field of information security with all states, and the United States is no exception in this sense. Since our countries have a special responsibility for maintaining global peace and security, Russia has proposed to its American partners that they lay the foundations for bilateral cooperation in the cyber sphere,— Krutskikh explained.
The diplomat noted that there is a frank rampant information crime in the world, cyber attacks concern critical infrastructure, which leads to undermining the “political and economic situation within states.” and escalating tensions between countries “to the point of a full-blown clash.”
“Ensuring international information security is becoming one of the key factors that have a direct impact on strategic stability,” — the diplomat believes, and building an information security system is possible only “on the basis of a fair international legal regime”, and the existing norms are not enough for this.
During the military operation, Russian websites have been subjected to cyberattacks more than once. On February 25, the hacker group Anonymous announced that it was waging a cyberwar against the Russian government. The sites of the country's media, both public and private, were attacked,— RBC, TASS, Kommersant, RT and Izvestia. Users also had problems accessing the website of the Kremlin and other government agencies.
On March 22, US President Joe Biden suggested that Moscow might launch cyberattacks in response to anti-Russian sanctions. He said that the United States government is preparing for such a development.
The Kremlin ruled out the possibility of attacks. According to Dmitry Peskov, Russia, unlike Western countries, including the United States, does not engage in banditry at the state level.
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