Putin complains about barrage of cyberattacks

AP , Friday 20 May 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country has faced a barrage of cyberattacks from the West amid the invasion of Ukraine but has successfully fended them off.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on May 20, 2022. AFP


Speaking Friday to members of Russia's Security Council, Putin noted that ``the challenges in this area have become even more pressing, serious and extensive.''

He charged that ``an outright aggression has been unleashed against Russia, a war has been waged in the information space.''

Putin added that ``the cyber-aggression against us, the same as the attack on Russia by sanctions in general, has failed.''

He ordered officials to ``perfect and enhance the mechanisms of ensuring information security at critically important industrial facilities which have a direct bearing on our country's defensive capability, and the stable development of the economic and social spheres.''

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