High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of European Commission Josep Borrell has condemned Russia’s widespread cyber attack against Georgia back in October 2019.
Borrell has tweeted:
???????????????? Georgia was the victim of a targeted cyber-attack, causing damage to their social & economic infrastructre. The EU calls to promote and conduct responsible behaviour in cyberspace. We will continue to assist Georgia in increasing its cyber resilience https://t.co/1aQrs8p533— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) February 21, 2020
The Georgian Foreign Ministry said yesterday that on October 28, 2019 the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Main Center for Special Technologies carried out a ‘widespread, disruptive cyber attack’ against web pages and servers of Georgian government agencies, court and media organisations.
The ministry thanked the international community earlier today for the ‘strict and immediate’ condemnation of Russia’s action, adding that only yesterday about 20 foreign states condemned the cyber attack.
Russian Foreign Ministry has denied allegations, stating that ‘there is no evidence providing’ the country was involved, accusing Tbilisi, Washington, London and other states of ‘synchronized’, anti-Russian propaganda.