Since February of this year, China has been subjected to continuous cyber attacks, during which unknown persons took control of computers in the country in order to carry out attacks from them on objects in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Reuters reports citing the Chinese Xinhua news agency.
“Monitoring has shown that China is constantly under attack from abroad. After analyzing most of the addresses, it turned out that they came from the United States. Some of the attacks also came from Germany and the Netherlands,” the National Cyber Security Center of China, which is responsible for detecting and preventing cyber threats, said in a report.
Reports of massive DDoS attacks on the web services of Russian government agencies began to appear on February 25, after the start of a special military operation in Ukraine. The Ministry of Digital Transformation announced an “unprecedented scale of cyberattacks.” In particular, a number of cyberattacks were carried out on the Gosuslugi website, the Kremlin website functioned intermittently, and Roskosmos and other departments reported malfunctions in the website.
On February 28, the websites of the largest Russian media were also subjected to a hacker attack, on the resources of publications (Kommersant, TASS, Izvestia, Forbes, etc.) a message appeared calling for a stop to the military operation on the territory of Ukraine. On March 1, the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, announced that various companies and institutions are being subjected to continuous DDoS attacks, which, according to him, are hackers from abroad.
The representative of Roskomnadzor, in turn, said that “a hybrid war is currently being waged against Russia, which includes elements of information confrontation, as well as regular cyber attacks.” Under the current conditions, the duty services of the Center for Monitoring and Control of the Public Communications Network (TsMU SSOP) “have been transferred to high alert mode, interacting with the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents to counter attacks on critical information infrastructure,” he added.