Russian intelligence chief accuses West over cyber security

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov says Russia already working on an armed forces cyber security concept

From RIA Novosti:  Western special services are trying to compromise Russia’s cyber security, Army Gen. Sergei Smirnov, first deputy director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), said on Tuesday.

“We need to secure our society against the activity of Western special services who would like to inflict damage upon our cyber security,” he said while summing up a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s regional antiterrorism structure.

“We know that Western special services establish special units, as part of their departments, aimed at studying this problem and at creating a relevant base in countries where they want to conduct that activity,” Smirnov said.

“We know that the problem of the Arab Spring, the problem of revolutions that occurred on the African coast, they all faced it,” he said.

“These are new technologies, used by Western special services to create and maintain constant tension in societies,” Smirnov said. “The goal is serious – up to deposition of the political regime that has existed in these countries.”   (graphic:

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