Lithuania’s protection minister has blamed Russian hackers for a cyberattack that noticed paperwork be stolen from the nation’s overseas ministry in November 2020. The incident solely not too long ago got here to gentle after one other tried breach.
Writing on Facebook, Defense Minister Arvydas Anušauskas claimed that assaults on Lithuania are usually carried out by Russian secret companies. He additionally mentioned he wouldn’t affirm the authenticity of any stolen paperwork, noting that some are labeled as confidential.
He didn’t present proof of Russia’s involvement.
Anušauskas’ feedback got here on the identical day as Asta Skaisgirytė, the Lithuanian chief presidential advisor, revealed that “important documents” had been stolen final yr. President Gitanas Nauseda additionally spoke, noting that the theft might trigger “serious damage, first of all, for allies.”
“There are certain signs showing that certain information leaked,” he informed Lithuanian information web site Delfi. “And that information is deemed classified.”
In current years, Western international locations have repeatedly accused Moscow of being linked to hacks and cyberattacks all around the world. Earlier this yr, Sergey Naryshkin, the director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), known as the fixed accusations in opposition to Russia “absurd” and “pathetic.”
“Regarding these accusations that have been leveled against us publicly, that’s right – Russia is not involved,” he asserted.
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