MOSCOW, may 22. /TASS/. Hacking using virus WannaCry showed the necessity of creating a culture of cybersecurity in Russia, the head of the Ministry Nikolai Nikiforov.
This opinion was expressed by the Minister in interview to TV channel “Russia 24”.
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“The main conclusion that we have to do is that we must reflect on this notion, as a culture of cybersecurity. It is so important that we should pay this tribute to the organizational and technical attention,” he said.
In addition, Nikiforov said that in all organizations, where a particular species was recorded manifestation of the virus WannaCry, conducted appropriate organizational investigation. “I’m sure that will be made all the necessary organizational decisions, including disciplinary actions against those employees that proper activities have been performed,” the Minister added .
According to Nikolay Nikiforov, Russia is one of the few countries able to establish “with due diligence” the whole complex of technologies, which can protect the information environment from hacker attacks. In particular, as noted Nikiforov, efforts should be directed also on creation of domestic operating systems.
May 12, the hackers tried to attack computers with Windows operating system using the virus WannaCry. To unlock infected computers the attackers demanded to transfer the money. According to the European police Agency, the victims of this attack were not less than 200 thousand individuals and legal entities in 150 countries. The greatest number of attacks were recorded in Russia.