Posts tagged as cyber attacks

Are Belarusian Cyber-partisans from Lithuania?

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Belarusian Cyber-partisans again have made problem for the Lukashenko’s regime. They recently have attacked the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, United Payment and Information space (electronic system created for instant payment for goods or services) and published data of 1,000 law-enforcers online. But who are the Cyber-partisans? Obviously, they are not in Belarus now and work from the territory of another country. Some analytics suppose that these cyber-partisans attack…

US vows to help protect Baltics’ energy infrastructure from cyber attacks

Monday, October 7, 2019

The United States has pledged to help the Baltic states to protect their energy infrastructure from cyber attacks as Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia prepare to disconnect their power networks from the post-Soviet system and synchronized them with those of Western Europe. A joint declaration, signed on Sunday in Vilnius by US Energy Secretary Rick Perry and his Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian counterparts, states that the US might provide strategic and…

EU commissioner warns of Russia’s potential involvement in EP election

Friday, November 23, 2018

The European Parliament’s election next year might be affected by the propaganda of Russian and other countries and even cyber attacks, European commissioner Vera Jourova warns. “The new elections will not be “business as usual”, we have to mobilize all the sources and all the forces,” the EU commissioner in charge of justice, consumers and gender equality, told journalists in Vilnius on Thursday. In her words, member states have also…

Electoral Office preparing to fight possible cyber-attacks

Friday, October 26, 2018

The State Electoral Office is preparing to fight possible cyber-attacks and information manipulation prior to the Riigikogu elections and the European Parliament elections to be held next spring. “Cyber security is indeed a very important topic ahead of the coming elections that the organisers of the elections take very seriously,” National Electoral Committee (VVK) spokesperson Kristi Kirsberg told BNS on Thursday. Liisa Past, former lead cyber security analyst at the…

EU in favour of using sanctions against cyber-attacks, chemical weapons’ threats

Friday, October 19, 2018

The member states of the European Union have in this week’s summit decided to implement sanctions over threats of chemical weapons and expressed readiness to implement sanctions against cyber-attacks. According to the conclusions of the European Council meeting of Thursday, October 18, the leaders of the 27 member states focused a large part of their discussions on internal security. «EU will further strengthen its deterrence and resilience against hybrid, cyber,…

Estonia supports UK, Netherlands informing about cyber-attacks

Friday, October 5, 2018

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) issued a statement on Thursday in which he expressed Estonia’s support for the UK and the Netherlands in standing up against irresponsible cyber-attacks. “Today we have seen confirmations of serious instances of trying to undermine stability in cyberspace,” the statement read. “Estonia supports the assessment revealed by the UK National Cyber Security Centre identifying a campaign by the Russian military intelligence service GRU…

Russia poses biggest cyber threat for Lithuania, vice minister says

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Russia poses the biggest cyber threat to Lithuania, Vice Minister of National Defense Edvinas Kerza says. “The biggest threat for Lithuania comes from the Russian Federation. Very specific criminal groups have been identified and they are funded by Russian authorities. These groups create complex viruses undetectable for commercial measures, and their main goal is to take control of the computer networks and systems of their opponents, i.e. ours, and, with…

2019 European Parliament elections could be target of cyber attacks

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

According to a report by the Estonian Information System Authority (RIA), the elections of the European Parliament next May could become a target to cyber attacks, the Aktuaalne Kaamera newscast of the public broadcaster ERR reported on Friday evening. A cyber security handbook has been drawn up under the leadership of RIA which is meant for the organizers of elections and people responsible for cyber security. The handbook has been…

EU Set for New Cyber-Response Force

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

EU member states have agreed to develop a cyber-response force designed to combat future attacks, according to the Lithuanian government. A Declaration of Intent proposed by the Baltic state at a session of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg on Monday was signed by five other countries: Romania, Croatia, Estonia, the Netherlands and Spain. Four more are said to be ready to sign by the end of the year.…

Ilves at CyCon 2018: ‘Cyber NATO’ coalition of liberal democracies needed

By Andrew Whyte on Thursday, May 31, 2018

As reported on ERR yesterday, 30 May, former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, speaking at NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDOE) is 10th annual cyber security conference CyCon 2018 in Tallinn, called for an organized union of liberal democracies in order to combat cyber threats globally. Here we reproduce Mr. Ilves speech in its entirety. ”The digital era, with all of its benefits, has profoundly changed the security environment of…