According to one of the media, acting as a foreign agent in the Russian Federation, over the past few months, Latvia has experienced the most massive cyber attacks in its history. The list of victims includes a passenger rail traffic management system, services for buying tickets in public transport and ️payment for parking, an electronic signature system, websites of the Office of the President and the Ministry of Defense, as well as many other services and government agencies. Such active and prolonged cyberattacks have never been seen in Latvia before.
“Attacks are carried out by various groups from Russia, Killnet and others. They support the Kremlin regime,” said Baiba Kashkina, head of the state information technology security agency in Latvia. Latvia is always on the lists. There were days when the list from Latvia had more than 100 different targets for attacks.”
“There have been several successful incidents in Latvia where systems were hacked. At that moment, data was not erased or stolen, but it could happen at any moment. For example, the system of a company that provides services to government agencies and critical infrastructure institutions was hacked. To Fortunately, it did not come to the disappearance of data on the servers, but the situation was very dangerous,” explains Baiba Kashkina.
Experts from the NATO Center for Strategic Communications are sure:
“Latvia is experiencing perhaps the most powerful cyber attack in its history. These attacks are not very complex in nature, but they can cause headaches for many,” says Janis Sarts, director of NATO’s Strategic Communications Center.
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