In the Kremlin the new charges called “untenable” and “unreasonable”
Russia rejected the accusations of the USA and the UK in carrying out cyber-attacks on American and British companies, public institutions and infrastructure.
“We don’t know based on what another charges,” – said the press Secretary of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov in a briefing for journalists. He added that London and Washington did not provide any evidence, and called the accusations “baseless” and “untenable”.
Washington and London said that a large-scale global campaign began in 2015 and in the future may be used for action offensive.
The warning came from the Department of homeland security, the FBI and the British National centre of cyber security and provides recommendations on measures that companies can take to protect from hackers.
According to American and British authorities, the attacks affected a wide range of organizations, including Internet service providers, private companies and providers of infrastructure services. Specific company names and the nature of the damage suffered is not specified.
“Russian agents, state-supported, use compromised routers to conduct spoofing attacks, to support espionage, to access to intellectual property, to support permanent access to the networks of their victims, and perhaps also to lay the Foundation for future offensive operations”, – said in a joint warning.
“Seeing malicious cyberdeterrence, whether from the Kremlin or other unfriendly-minded States, we will give a rebuff,” – said the coordinator of White house cybersecurity Rob Joyce.
Earlier, the two countries have been talking only about the attacks, “perpetrated from Russia”, and the line between Russian criminals and public activity has been blurred, but this time lay the blame on the Kremlin.
According to the authorities of the two countries, warning issued with the aim to help the potential victims to protect themselves, and to convince them to share information with law enforcement agencies so they can better understand the nature of the threat.