Electronic attacks worry the US economy
24/2/2018 12:00 am
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The White House said: "Electronic attacks cost the United States between 57 billion and 109 billion dollars in 2016, warning of the impact of such attacks on the economy in general if the situation worsens.
The White House warning came in a document prepared by its economic advisers in an attempt to quantify the "quantitative impact of malicious online activity against private or public entities," such as leaking information or stealing intellectual property and sensitive financial and strategic information. Two of the biggest concerns expressed in the report are information attacks on infrastructure, such as highways, power grids, communication systems or dams. "If an enterprise has an essential part of infrastructure, an attack on this company can cause a major imbalance in the economy," the report said, as well as fears of transmission beyond the baseline goal.
The authors also expressed concerns about energy and finance. "These two sectors are interdependent and interdependent with other sectors closely related to the Internet," he said. "All of this is a major threat to the entire economy in the event of a catastrophic information attack." Sharing information Britain earlier charged Moscow, especially the Russian military, with responsibility for the electronic attack, "Not-Betia", which damaged thousands of computers worldwide in June 2017. Moscow denied the charges. But the White House has threatened Moscow with "international consequences" in the context of this information. Besides Russia, the White House cited other countries, such as China, Iran and North Korea. Economists said the operations of these "money-owning countries" often involve sophisticated and targeted attacks. around the world
The Kremlin, in turn, categorically denied a British accusation of Russia as the source of the electronic attack in Novetia in June 2017, which was launched from Ukraine and Russia before spreading to all parts of the world.
It is nothing but a continuation of the campaign of hatred against the Russians, "Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
"The British government holds the Russian government and the Russian army in particular, the responsibility of the devastating electronic attack Nottepia in June 2017," British Foreign Secretary Tareq Ahmed said in a statement. COMPETITIVE COMPANIES The report pointed out that threats of cyber attacks also come from "hacker activists", criminal groups and organizations and competing companies.[/rtl]