UNITED NATION (AP) — The United States, the United Kingdom, and Estonia accused the military intelligence of Russian intelligence on Thursday of perpetrating cyber attack against the Georgian government and electronic media in an attempt “to sow discord and disrupt the lives of ordinary Georgians.”
The three countries raised the question in the Security Council after, in February, Georgia’s envoy wrote about the large-scale assault in October to the UN’s most powerful body.
Estonian Ambassador Sven Jurgenson, accompanied by British Ambassador Karen Pierce and acting US Deputy Ambassador Cherith Norman Chalet, read a statement that cyber-attack was happened “are part of Russia’s long-running campaign of hostile and destabilizing activity against Georgia and are part of a wider pattern of malign activity.”
Georgia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs said the cyberattack on Oct. 28 was
“targeted at Georgia’s national security and intended to harm Georgian citizens and government structures by disrupting and paralyzing the functionality of various organizations, causing anxiety among the general public.”
In 2008, Russia waged a brief war with Georgia, which fought hard to regain power over the disintegrating South Ossetian province. Moscow then recognized and founded military bases there, acknowledging the independence of South Ossetia and another irritating Georgian region, Abkhazia.
Russia at the United Nations addressed the issue of cybercrime.
In December, the United Nations. The General Assembly adopted a Russian-sponsored resolution on objections by the European Union, the United States, and other countries, which began the process of drafting a new international Treaty to tackle cybercrime.
The resolution sets up a commission of experts from all regions of the world
“to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.”
It is anticipated that the Committee will meet in August to agree on an outline of its activities.
Chalet, the representative of the United States, said the resolution “will undermine international cooperation to combat cyber-crime at a time when enhanced coordination is essential.”