Montenegro and its allies are working to recover from the massive cyber attack



massive cyberattack hit Montenegro, the offensive forced government headquarters to disconnect the systems from the Internet. The attack started on August 20 and impacted online government information platforms. According to the media, the critical infrastructure of the country, including banking, water and electrical power systems are at high risk.

Government officials attribute the attack to pro-Russian hackers and to Russian security services.

The National Security Agency said that Montenegro was “under a hybrid war at the moment.”

The state has been a Russian ally since 2017 when it joined NATO despite strong opposition from Russia, it also expressed support to Ukraine after its invasion

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