Russia targeted by almost '25 million cyber-attacks' during World Cup: Putin

AFP , Monday 16 Jul 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and FIFA President Gianni Infantino visit the dressing room of team France after the match. Picture taken July 15, 2018. (Reuters photo)

Russia was the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin said, though he did not indicate who may have been behind the attacks.

"During the period of the World Cup, almost 25 million cyber-attacks and other criminal acts on the information structures in Russia, linked in one way or another to the World Cup, were neutralised," Putin said during a meeting on Sunday with security services. The comments were reported by the Kremlin on Monday.

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