Energy 29 May, 2023 7:25 am   
COMMENTS: Joanna Słowińska

Szczerski at the UN: Russian cyberattacks on Poland have increased significantly

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“In recent months, Poland has also been the target of powerful cyberattacks, which were carried out mainly from across our eastern border. Since the beginning of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, their intensity has increased significantly,” said the Permanent Representative of Poland to the UN Krzysztof Szczerski during a Council meeting convened by Albania, which last year was the target of massive attacks attributed to Iran.

“Poland has been the target of powerful cyberattacks in recent months, mainly from across our eastern border,” the diplomat said at an informal Security Council meeting. He called for strengthening the norms and rules the states have made binding.

“Our common responsibility is to spare no effort to accurately attribute all these attacks and to bring justice to cybercriminals,” the Polish ambassador added, noting that Ukraine was also victim of the attacks.

He called for strengthening standards and rules that bind states to protect critical infrastructure, both to deter states from such attacks and to encourage mutual assistance in the event of damage.

“We believe that only by intensifying international cooperation in the global and regional dimension, as well as through capacity building, will we be able to achieve a sufficient level of secure cyberspace,” Szczerski said.

Polish Press Agency / Jacek Perzyński