Ukrainian World Congress calls upon int'l community to be on high alert over Russian cyberattacks

12:15, 03 January 2017
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The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has called global attention to the introduction by the United States of America of additional sanctions against Russia in response to its cyber attacks during the U.S. 2016 Presidential election, according to the organization's press service.


The UWC has condemned the attempts by the Russian Federation to influence the electoral process of another sovereign state, highlighting "the serious danger of similar cyber attacks by the Russian Federation, particularly during future elections in European states in 2017."

Read alsoUkraine probes suspected cyberattack on Kyiv power gridThe organization focused the attention of non-governmental organizations, especially those that actively promote democratic values, on "the importance of strengthening their security measures, primarily for databases, web sites, social media networks and communication systems."

Read alsoMcCain brands Russia's U.S. election hack "act of war""The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the international community, including non-governmental organizations, to be on heightened alert and take necessary measures to protect themselves from various cyber attacks which are being actively waged by the Russian Federation," said UWC President Eugene Czolij.

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