March 30, 2012
A senior Russian security official told reporters this week that Western intelligence agencies are using cyber attacks to damage Russia and members of the anti-U.S. alliance known as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Federal Security Service first deputy director Gen. Sergei Smirnov said in Tashkent March 27 that the SCO Regional Antiterrorism Structure, known as RATS, is working on steps to counter the cyber attacks.
“We have to secure our society against the activities of Western security services, which would like to inflict some damage upon us in terms of cyber security,” Smirnov told journalists following a RATS meeting. Stepped up cyber security was discussed by security officials at the meeting.