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Most cyber attacks come from US, EU, reports Russian agency

According to the cyber security agency, the statistics covers the 2016-2017

MOSCOW, December 11. /TASS/. Most cyber attacks come from the United States and the European Union, Deputy Director of Russia’s Computer Incident Response Coordination Center Nikolai Murashov said at a briefing on Tuesday.

According to him, the 2016-2017 statistics on cyber attacks sources provided by leading cyber security companies "clearly show that the United States and the European Union are the main source of malware activities."

"At the same time, it is a known fact that most information and communication industry giants operate under US jurisdiction," Murashov added. According to information presented at the briefing, the US takes an active part in 49.6% of all kinds of cyber attacks, while Russia is involved in 1.7% to 4% of them, depending on the type of attacks.

According to Murashov, the industry is special because manufacturers seek to rapidly put new products and services on the market. "They don’t have time to test the safety of these products and services. As a result, software and hardware errors go unnoticed and turn into latent vulnerabilities. Some of them become evident after a product has been in use for years," Murashov stressed.

The Computer Incident Response Coordination Center was established in September 2018 based on an order issued by the Federal Security Service (FSB) director in compliance with the presidential decree to create a state system to detect, prevent and deter cyber attacks on Russian information assets.