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Putin: 25 Million Cyber attacks Thwarted During World Cup

Putin: 25 Million Cyber attacks  Thwarted During World Cup

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyber attacks linked to the World Cup.
Putin announced the foiled attacks after Sunday’s World Cup final — and just before meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, who is facing growing concerns about alleged Kremlin meddling and Russian cyber attacks on the U.S. electoral system. In remarks released Monday by the Kremlin, Putin said the attempted cyber attacks targeted “information infrastructure” linked to the World Cup, but did not elaborate.
He spoke at a meeting with representatives of 55 intelligence units from 34 countries who worked on securing the tournament.
He said that thanks to Russia’s tight security there were no “serious incidents” and “people who came to our country really felt they were safe.” (AP)