4 Feb 2021 12:09

U.S. cyber units deployed in Macedonia, Montenegro, Ukraine - Russian cybersecurity official

MOSCOW. Feb 4 (Interfax) - Cyber units reporting to the U.S. military have been deployed in Macedonia, Montenegro, and Ukraine, Nikolai Murashov, deputy director of the Russian National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents, which was set up at the behest of the administration of the Federal Security Service, said.

"American cyber units are now being deployed around the world under the pretext of protecting elections and the infrastructure of allies. According to official data from military agencies, the U.S. Cyber Command has deployed specialists in Montenegro, Macedonia, and Ukraine," Murashov said at InfoForum 2021 on Thursday.

"The U.S. Cyber Command acknowledges that these units have sufficient forces and equipment to stage cyberattacks, which are used against any information infrastructure they believe poses a threat," he said.