Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation told that country’s power grid has not been damaged and there is “a high level of protection” from any cyber-attacks.
The New York Times has recently reported that US Cyber Command was escalating digital attacks on Russia’s electric grid in order to warn Russian President Vladimir Putin and to show what US could do in case of Russian interference in the 2020 US presidential election. According to the report, the US President Donald Trump, who later called the Times’ report “a virtual treason”, had not been briefed on details of the undertaken steps.
A member of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy Yevgeny Lifshitz stated that “there are no serious concerns.”
“The country’s power grid has the necessary security systems so that even the most unfavorable scenario would lead to only short-term interruptions.”
Russian journalist Ivan Danilov noted that The New York Times reporters “did not even bother with the thought that such actions represent a gross violation of international law.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website