A top U.N. official on Wednesday called for Moscow to be held accountable for cyberattacks on U.K. and U.U.
S, but added that it was too soon to know if Russia was behind the breaches.
Speaking at a Security Council meeting, U.
Sergei Ivanov, the Russian deputy special representative for cyber-security and information security, said he was urging Russia to release a full and open investigation into the hacks that targeted British and U-S.
government and private institutions.
Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday calling on Russia to provide the U.n. with all information on the incidents and “take measures to prevent similar attacks in the future.”
Russian officials have denied involvement in the attacks and said they were the work of foreign states.
The council resolution called for a “full and open” investigation into any possible cyberattacks, including “the potential involvement of foreign actors in any of these activities.”
“We must be firm in our stand on this issue, especially because Russia is one of the key players in the cyber sphere.””
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We must be firm in our stand on this issue, especially because Russia is one of the key players in the cyber sphere.”
resolution is not a formal condemnation of Russia, but a recognition of Russia’s responsibility for the attacks.
It is the first time Russia has been sanctioned by the U-Ns.
The Security Council adopted the resolution as part of a series of measures aimed at preventing future breaches.
The council is also considering a U.NS. resolution calling for sanctions against Russia for its alleged involvement in cyberattacks.
It is also trying to establish a framework for addressing the growing risks of cyberattacks in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
The Council, which meets annually to discuss security, has imposed a slew of sanctions on Russia in recent months over its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.