President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for “technological sovereignty”, saying Russia has been the target of numerous cyberattacks since Moscow sent troops to Ukraine.
At a meeting of Russia’s Security Council, Putin said the number of cyber-attacks, including complex ones, had multiplied since Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine began in February.
Putin added that the attacks were coming from different countries but were “clearly coordinated”.
He said in a televised address that the attacks targeted Russia’s “critical information infrastructure” – including the media, financial institutions and government portals.
Russia’s “risks associated with the use of foreign programs, computer technology and telecommunications equipment must be reduced,” Putin said.
He added, “In order to strengthen our technological sovereignty, the government must build a modern Russian electronic component base in the shortest possible time.”
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