Russian Embassy Denies Moscow’s Involvement in Ukraine Cyberattacks

Russian Embassy in Washington has called blatantly anti-Russian the claims of US Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger regarding Moscow’s alleged involvement in the recent cyberattacks in Ukraine.

According to the statement, published on the embassy’s Facebook page, Moscow rejects Neuberger’s claims as groundless and underscores that Russia has no relation to the mentioned events nor has ever carried out any malignant operations in cyberspace.

Neuberger, a top White House official, pointed on Friday that the Biden administration believes cyberattacks targeting Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense and banks in Ukraine earlier this week were executed by Russian government hackers.

She underscored that Russia’s military intelligence directorate (GRU) was responsible for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks reported in Ukraine this week, adding that they have technical information linking the attacks to the GRU. 

According to recent claims by US security agencies, Russian government-backed hackers have also been stealing sensitive information from American weapons companies for several years.

Wednesday’s report that the FBI, National Security Agency, and US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have released alleges that Russian hackers have been collecting unclassified information that contains significant insight into US weapons platforms development and deployment timelines since at least January 2020.

According to the report, the hackers have targeted contractors working for all the branches of the military -including the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Space Force – as well as companies working for US intelligence programs, including ones involved in aircraft design and the development of combat and weapons systems.

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