Zakharova said about regular attacks on the foreign Ministry website to IP address USA
The website of the Russian foreign Ministry is regularly exposed to hacker attacks from IP addresses registered in the United States. This is the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told reporters, the correspondent of RBC.
“Their share [of hacking] of the total number of visitors was 88%. We are talking about that 1.5 million visitors from 1.7 million was from the United States,” — said Zakharov.
According to Zakharova, 67% of the queries comes from California. She added that in 2017, the Ministry noticed “significantly increased activity” programs, which can have harmful effects on the website of the office of the United States.
In October last year, the American channel CNN reported that a hacker nicknamed The Jester (Jester) made a successful cyber attack on the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia. As a broadcast TV channel, the attack came in response to a large-scale cyber attack of the U.S. segment of the Internet in which he accused Russia. Maria Zakharova called “staged” hacking the old site of the foreign Ministry, according to her, this “story” needed “to keep afloat the theme “the Russian-American cyber war”.
In November 2016, NBC announced the hackers of the USA to the control system of the Kremlin and telecommunication network. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow is taking measures security of computer systems at a level consistent with threats from other countries, and Maria Zakharova said that the absence of official reaction of Washington “would mean existence in the U.S. state cyber-terrorism”.