Italy suffers large-scale attack by Russian hackers after Meloni's visit
On Wednesday, February 22, a day after the Prime Minister's visit to Ukraine, Russians launched a series of cyberattacks against Italian government agencies
Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said this, The Guardian reports.
He notes that hackers have attacked Italian companies and government agencies, including the websites of the Italian Defense Ministry and the police.
Tajani believes that this could be revenge from the Russian Federation after Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni visited Ukraine.
The Russian group NoName057 reported that the attacks caused limited damage due to strong cyber defense systems. The hackers said that Italy is a Russophobic country and referred to the government's approval of the sixth military aid package for Ukraine.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arrived in the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday, February 21.
Italy also announced the sixth package of military assistance to Ukraine, which will focus on air defense, in addition to SAMP-T SAMs, it will include Skyguard Aspide air defense systems.
A committee of the Italian parliament recognized the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.