Kelly Degnan: Cyber-attack on Lugar Center is another reminder that the malicious actors continue to act harmfully
Kelly Degnan: Cyber-attack on Lugar Center is another reminder that the malicious actors continue to act harmfully

The time would be required for an investigation to determine who was behind the cyber-attack on the Ministry of Health and the Lugar Center, although this fact is another reminder that the malicious actors continue to act harmfully,  – said the US Ambassador to Georgia, Kelly Degnan.

According to Ambassador, Russia and similar actors continue to destabilize society.

“The Ministry of Internal Affairs is investigating this issue. I am sure it will lead to certain results. We know that the cyber attack took place at the Ministry of Health and also at the Lugar Center. The time would be required for an investigation to determine who was behind the cyber-attack on the Ministry of Health and the Lugar Center, although this fact is another reminder that the malicious actors continue to act harmfully. Actors like Russia continue to use opportunities to destabilize society. Therefore, Georgia must continue to do its best to increase cybersecurity and standards. Of course, the United States will continue to assist Georgia in this direction,” Kelly Degnan said.

According to MIA, on September 1, 2020, a cyber-attack from one of the foreign countries was carried out on the computer system of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia. The attack was aimed at illegal appropriation and use of important medical records and pandemic management information stored in the databases of the central office of the Ministry, its structural units, including the Richard G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research of the National Agency for Disease Control and Public Health.

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