Over 90 million hacker attacks registered in Russian Internet since 2010

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More than 90 million hacker attacks have been registered in the Russian segment of the Internet since 2010, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolay Patrushev said on Wednesday. “There have been 57 million attacks since 2014 and approximately 90 million attacks since 2010,” Patrushev told journalists.

Russia’s Security Council did not discuss nationalization of web domains, presidential aide Igor Shchyogolev said. “Nationalization of domains was not discussed as they are not our property,” he told journalists after at a meeting of Russia’s Security Council.

On Wednesday, October 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered measures to protect Internet’s Russian segment. “It is obvious that today we need to develop and implement a range of additional measures in the area of information security,” the head of state said. Such measures should focus on enhancing the protection of the Russian communication and information networks, primarily those used by government agencies, Putin said. It is important to ensure the stable and safe operation of the Russian segment of the Internet, the president noted.

Putin has confirmed that websites with illegal content will be closed down. “We shall be acting systematically and in strict compliance with the law and close down such sites (with prohibited content),” Putin said on Wednesday. However, Russia will not limit access to Internet and subject it to control, he stressed.

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