The Kremlin recently expressed concern over a recent report in The New York Times on Tuesday about US plans to launch cyber-attacks against Russian networks.
“This is dangerous information because the most credible American media not only acknowledge the possibility of such cyber-attacks,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov declared, “this is nothing less than an international cybercrime.”
“Of course, the media’s acknowledgment of the possibility that the United States may be involved in this cybercrime is of great concern to us,” Peskov stressed, recalling Moscow’s repeated and persistent insistence that Peskov “never existed or not” linked to any such manifestation of cybercrime or cyber terrorism.
On Sunday, The New York Times quoted unidentified officials as saying that Washington planned to carry out “continuous covert operations” against Russian networks over the next three weeks. The move is said to be in response to a recent cyber attack targeted by several government agencies in the North American country and due to its creativity without evidence to Russian hackers.
According to the media, US cyber-attacks should be “open” to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the country’s intelligence and military services, but “not to other parts of the world.” In addition, according to officials, the attack will be linked to “some sort of sanctions” against Moscow and an executive order by US President Joe Biden that will strengthen the security of US government networks to prevent future ‘hacks’. .
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