The Minister of defence of the Netherlands ANK Bijleveld said that her country is in a cyber war with the Russian Federation (RF).
About it reports DW.
According to Bijleveld, the Netherlands needs to get rid of naivety on the issue of cybersecurity.
“The Netherlands are in a state of cyberwar with Russia,” she said.
It is noted that in this way she commented on the incident, which occurred in April near the headquarters of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) in the Hague, when four persons with diplomatic passports were detained near a car full of equipment needed to conduct cyber attacks.
“What happened is really dangerous”, – quotes the words of Beyleveld the AFP news Agency.
In addition, the question of whether to call the current state of Affairs between the two countries cybervalley, she replied: “Yes, this is the case.” According to her, after recent events, the Ministry of defense increased spending on cybersecurity.
“We are investing more in intelligence services to be able to see what’s happening, and take action if necessary,” he said Beyleveld.
She also reported that the NATO Alliance has considered the proposal of the Netherlands to use its experts on cyber attacks.
We will remind, earlier the Minister of internal Affairs of Germany, Horst Seehofer declared that in connection with the become frequent cases of cyber attacks predlagaetsya measures to enhance cybersecurity. He pointed out that in protecting Federal institutions and companies will be expanded powers of the Department in the field of information security.