Montenegro, hit by cyber attack, calls for international help and blames Russia

Montenegro has been the victim of a major cyber-attack that has targeted several of the country’s institutions, Prime Minister Triton Abasovic announced after convening the National Security Council late on Friday, August 26, to decide on measures to be taken. This is the second cyber attack after the first wave that hit companies in the country of 620,000 people. On August 19, a resolution of censure overthrew his government.

The Head of Government Governing Current Affairs will address ” Request international partners for expert assistance to recover any data recovered in this attack and prevent future attacks.

In Russia’s “Enemy Countries”

About the origin of this attack Mr. Abasovic did not speak, but his interior minister appointed Russia. For Deputy Prime Minister Rasko Konjevi, it is“Sophisticated attacks that cannot be carried out by individuals”. “Who could have any kind of political interest to cause such damage in Montenegro? I think enough is enough [d’éléments] Russia is suspected to be behind the attack.He said on TV.

Montenegro, a NATO member, was added to its list by Russia in March “Enemy Nations”After its alignment with EU sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

“All critical infrastructure” is at risk

Several media outlets, citing A “Informal Summary” The National Security Agency (ANB) told local media on Saturday that the attack had been carried out “Multiple Russian Services”. According to the same source, “All Essential Infrastructure” Power and water supply systems are also at risk. Power plants have switched to manual operation.

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Many companies have computer systems “Infected”Including the Finance Ministry, according to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Public Service promised “Citizens and companies’ accounts, their data, etc. are not at risk”.

The US embassy has issued a warning to US citizens in the country about these cyber attacks. “Continued” can cause “Disruption in Public Services, Transport, Border Crossings and Airports and Telecommunication Sector”.

The world with AFP

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