MOSCOW, June 23. /TASS/. International terrorist organizations' stronger links with the hacker community pose a major threat, the director of Russia's federal security service FSB, Alexander Bortnikov, told the 9th Moscow International Security Conference on Wednesday.
"A considerable threat is posed by the continuing expansion and strengthening of ties between the international terrorist structures and the hacker community and their determination to step up activity in cyberspace. We do not rule out that terrorists may carry out attacks against critical IT infrastructures. We see particularly high risks in problems with timely identifying the real sources of cyberattacks and the possibility of provoking acute inter-state conflicts," he said.
Bortnikov stressed that this problem could not be resolved without the international community presenting a common front.
"We believe that it is expedient to expand the negotiating process with the aim of harmonizing international legal norms in the field of cybersecurity under the auspices of the United Nations. We are open to a dialogue with all partners eager to form secure cyberspace," he added.