MINSK, October 25. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has pointed to cases of cyberattacks against the country’s strategically important infrastructure carried out in order to destabilize the situation, BelTA news agency reported on Tuesday.
"Cyberattacks are on the rise worldwide (this may not be so typical for us, but still there are facts)," the agency quoted Lukashenko as saying at a meeting on cybersecurity.
According to him, these attacks are, first of all, targeting strategically important facilities, government agencies, various enterprises and the banking system.
"That means that they target the vital infrastructure of any state, including ours," Lukashenko specified. "This is an element of hybrid warfare, a very dangerous one."
"The purpose is to cause maximum damage to the economy and destabilize society. This is true not only about Belarus, but about any country chosen for an attack," the Belarusian president noted.