Britain and America Accuse Russia of Launching a Cyber Attack on Georgia
Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber attack on Georgia that included a massive campaign that disrupted thousands of state websites, private companies and media outlets last year, and British National Electronic Security Center estimates largely suggested that Russian military intelligence carried out the October attack, Dominic Rap said British Foreign Office “The Russian military intelligence campaign … against Georgia, which is an independent, sovereign state, is totally unacceptable.”
In Washington, the United States also blamed Russia for the cyberattack on Georgia, saying it had disrupted the operations of Georgian government sites and private sites and stopped broadcasting at least two major TV channels. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “The United States calls on Russia to stop this behavior in Georgia and anywhere else”.
The hackers stole about 5.7 billion rubles from the citizens ’Russian bank accounts last year, and they carried out 4.6 thousand robberies on the accounts of legal persons, and seized 701 million rubles. And the approval of account holders with the use of electronic payment methods, in the past year amounted to 5723.5 million rubles.
He pointed out that, in 69% of cases, scammers used social engineering methods, which are a set of techniques used to get people to do something or disclose confidential and personal information.
Cybersecurity analysts warn that there is a so-called “Trojan horse” (Emotet) that can spread over the Internet “Wi-Fi”, and it loads a variety of malicious programs that threaten sensitive data, and Emotet reappeared in late 2019, after it was first detected in the year 2018, as it spread through deceptive emails, with attached Microsoft documents containing malicious code, embedded inside. More recently, hackers have used the ongoing “Corona” virus crisis as a way to spread malware.
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Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber attack on Georgia that included a massive campaign that disrupted thousands of state websites, private companies and media outlets