Defence Minister of Australia said about a possible attack by Russian hackers

MOSCOW, April 17 — RIA Novosti. The Minister of defence of Australia, Maris Payne stated that the purpose of the alleged hacker attacks from Russia in 2017 could be up to 400 companies in the country, according to the Australian broadcasting Corporation ABC.

“Australian cyber security centre… believes that probably 400 Australian companies have been the object (attack)”, — she said.

On Tuesday, the Minister for cyber security of Australia Angus Taylor speaking about “malicious cyberactivity”, said that “on the basis of notification by Australian security services and consultation with allies, the Australian government established that acting on behalf of the Russian state structures responsible for these actions in 2017”. As said in his statement, “no indication” that as a result of cyberattacks were stolen any information.

Earlier, the US accused Russia in “meddling” in the presidential elections, including hacker attacks and actions in social networks. An independent investigation on this issue go to the U.S. Congress, a similar investigation conducted by spectracolor Robert Mueller. Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of trying to influence the elections in different countries, as the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them “completely unfounded”.

In the UK there have also been concerns about cyber attacks from Russia. The Sunday Times reported that British intelligence is ready to make Cybertech on the computer network in response to possible actions in cyberspace directed against targets in the UK. Embassy of the Russian Federation stated that the accusations against Russia in the cyber-attacks are an example of “reckless, provocative and unjustified policy” of London against Moscow.
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