The President of Russia on Friday has called for “technological sovereignty”, saying Russia has been hit by several cyberattacks since Moscow has sent troops to Ukraine.
During a meeting of Russia’s Security Council, President Putin said that, “The number of cyberattacks, including complex ones, has increased many times over” since the beginning of Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine in February.
Putin further added that the attacks might be coming from different countries but are “clearly coordinated.”
In a televised comment, he said that the attacks targeted Russia’s “critical information infrastructure”, including the media, financial institutions and government portal.
Putin added that, “Russia needs to radically reduce the risks that are associated with the use of foreign programmes, computer technology and telecommunications equipment.”
He said that, “In order to strengthen our technological sovereignty, the government needs to create a modern Russian electronic component base in the shortest time possible.”