Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin Spokesman, said that if the US President Donald Trump was not given a detailed briefing on launching cyber-attacks on Russia’s power grid, as reported by The New York Times last week, there could be “signs of cyber-war and cyber-warfare aimed at Russia,” reported Sputnik News.
According to Sputnik News, Peskov explained that Russian economy has been damaged by a number of cyber-attacks from abroad. In March the US reportedly conducted some three million attacks on Russian networks. In February US Cyber Command attacked Russian Agency of Internet Studies in St. Petersburg for alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
Cyber-attacks on Russia have reportedly been escalated as a warning for the Russian President Vladimir Putin not to meddle in 2020 election and an to show US potential to deter cyber-attacks if necessary.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website