Canada is not considering providing military assistance to Ukraine in the fight against cyberthreats

The government of Canada is not considering providing military assistance to Ukraine in combating cyber threats. This is stated in the reply of the government of Canada report of the standing Committee of Parliament on defence, which is available to «UKRINFORM».

«Canada supports Ukraine’s actions in the field of cybersecurity, including the development of national cybersecurity strategy and to align legislation with EU standards and NATO, as well as improving the internal processes of the exchange of information related to threats to critical infrastructure. However, the provision of military assistance in this area is not considered now», – the document says.

At the same time, the government expressed concern about «the growing cybernetic intervention in Ukraine.»

The Agency notes that in December 2017 were made public a report of the standing Committee of the Parliament of Canada on defence, «Canadian support for Ukraine during the crisis and armed conflict.» The MPs called on the government to send to Ukraine military personnel to help in the fight against cyber attacks.

27 June 2017 in Ukraine was recorded a large-scale cyber attack. «Virus-extortionist» paralyzed computer networks at banks, media, trade organizations, postal services, public institutions. The name of the virus that encrypt files on the hard drive of all computers in the infected network, Petya.A or NotPetya.

According to the Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Dmytro Shymkiv, the result of a cyber attack in Ukraine were disabled to 10% of private, government and corporate computers.

According to the company ESET, which develops antivirus software, the Ukraine accounted for 75.2 per cent of the cases of infection-cryptographer of the total number in the world.

On 15 February, the White house said that the attack «virus-the extortioner» NotPetya were directed by Russia against Ukraine.




Canada is not considering providing military assistance to Ukraine in the fight against cyberthreats 31.03.2018

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