Russian hackers attacked 42 countries during the war

10:47 23 June Kyiv, Ukraine

Since the beginning of hostilities in Ukraine, attacks by Russian hackers against governments, think tanks and enterprises of 42 countries friendly to Ukraine have been recorded.

This was reported by the press service of Microsoft.

According to Microsoft President Brad Smith, Russian hacker attacks were successful in 29% of cases.

It is noted that almost two-thirds of the targets of cyber espionage concerned NATO members. The United States was the main target, followed by Poland. In addition, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Turkey have suffered from hacker attacks in recent months.

The exception is Estonia, where Microsoft has not detected a single Russian cyberattack since February 24.. The company believes that Estonia has implemented cloud computing, where intruders are easier to detect.

Microsoft emphasized that Ukraine's cyber defense turned out to be stronger overall than Russia's capabilities. Russian cybercriminals are careful not to release destructive data-destroying viruses outside of Ukraine, as happened with the NotPetya virus in 2017.