MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Russian embassies are facing unprecedented cyberattacks by "cyber terrorists" from Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Rossiya-24 on Tuesday.
"Our embassies have come under unprecedented cyberattacks targeting phones, which are being conducted by cyber terrorists from Ukraine. It has been going on for years. We tried to point it out through special channels and raised the issue on international platforms. These threats did not start coming a week ago, it has been going on for many years," she noted.
According to Zakharova, the operation of embassies "has actually been blocked," which caused damage to civilians who "need help and consultations." "They are unable to get it because communication services are down because of attacks involving bots and sometimes hackers," Zakharova stressed. The United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union need to understand that by staging this kind of cyberattacks, they are delivering a blow to their own citizens who seek assistance from Russian embassies with regard to transit travels, document issuance and other issues, the Russian diplomat added.
According to Russia’s telecom watchdog, a hybrid war against Russia is underway, which involves a cyber standoff and regular cyberattacks.