Cyber attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mobile phone
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mobile phone was attacked by hackers in a direct telephone conversation with Putin’s citizens, a Russian communications company has confirmed.
According to the details, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mobile phone was cyber-attacked, in which hackers targeted Putin’s telephone conversations with his citizens.
The annual dialogue with President Putin is broadcast on Russian channels, in which the Russian president usually answers questions from Russian citizens from across the country.
The four-hour conversation this year was marred by communication difficulties and more trouble when calls were received from remote areas.
Russia’s communications company has confirmed the cyber-attack and said steps were being taken to curb the illegal activity.
Cyber security was high on the agenda of Putin’s summit with US President Joe Biden in early June, followed by a meeting in Geneva between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Later, the two presidents discussed a number of topics in their press briefings, including human rights, nuclear weapons and cybersecurity.
President Putin had said that Russia had provided “detailed information” to the United States about the alleged cyber-attacks. He said the United States had not yet responded.
The Russian president said cybersecurity was important to both countries and recently pointed to a cyber attack on an oil pipeline system in the United States and a medical system in Russia.