Bulgaria has Stopped 50,000 Hacker Attacks from Russia and Belarus since the Start of the War

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Bulgaria has blocked about 50,000 IP addresses and 500 domains from Russia and Belarus, from which hacker attacks were attempted. This was announced by Deputy Interior Minister Tanya Raycheva during an informal meeting of the Council "Justice and Internal Affairs".

The meeting was attended by the ministers of interior affairs of the EU member states and the associated countries - Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson, the executive directors of Frontex, Europol, eu-LISA and representatives of the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC), reports the Ministry of the Interior.

The main topic was "Threats to internal security arising from Russian aggression in Ukraine". The ministers of internal affairs of Ukraine and Moldova also took part in it.

In her speech, Deputy Minister Raycheva congratulated the Czech Presidency on the beginning of its mandate and assured that Bulgaria will be a constructive partner in achieving common goals. She emphasized that Bulgaria is among the member states that accepted the largest number of refugees from Ukraine. Raycheva expressed support for all actions at the EU level, including European agencies with their analytical products and operational capacity, to strengthen operational cooperation in support of Ukraine and Moldova. Welcomes the proposal for Europol to produce a single threat assessment, the measures to improve the identification of firearms and the implementation of systematic checks in the Schengen Information System, as well as the new operational activity under EMPACT with a priority on synthetic drugs. The Deputy Minister assured that at the national level the risks of possible...

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