The EU agreed to establish a sanctions regime in response to cyber attacks

В ЕС договорились о создании санкционного режима в ответ на кибератаки

Among the targets of hackers has been named the data on the investigation of poisoning in Salisbury.

EU countries have agreed to establish a sanctions regime in response to cyber attacks.

This was announced by the President of the European Council Donald Tusk at the EU summit, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to currenttime.tv.

“We instructed Ministers to develop the sanctions regime, which will address cyber attacks. This regime should help to protect our citizens, companies and institutions from all types of cyber threats,” – said Tusk.

Tusk’s statement comes amid accusations of some Western countries towards Russia, which, allegedly, was involved in hacking computer networks around the world.

In early October the Minister of defence of the Netherlands ANK Bijleveld announced that the Dutch secret services with the support of the British colleagues prevented a hacker attack four Russians to the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons. Among the targets of hackers has been named the data on the investigation of poisoning in Salisbury, as well as information on the crash of an airliner MH17 in 2014 in Eastern Ukraine.

The U.S. Department of justice filed charges against seven officers of the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Federation (former GRU), presumably held in conspiracy to hack computers and steal data in different countries.

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