Greg Abovskii, the operational and financial Director of Yandex, spoke about the prevention of planned and dangerous cyber attacks on the Internet company. According to him, it was planned for a very long time and was very dangerous.
Yandex specialists managed to find and suspend the actions of the attackers, working together with Kaspersky Lab specialists.
Abovskii said, “Only by working together we were able to prevent, identify, isolate a cyber attack.”
According to him, it is important for the Department of Information Security that the experts work together, cooperate with each other.
The press service of Yandex reported, “Sometimes these attacks are well-prepared, but we care about the security of user data and use all available tools to protect, including cooperation with specialists. We can’t disclose details of this attack, but we can say that user data were not affected.”
It is worth noting that this week it became known that the Federal Security Service (FSB) demanded encryption keys of services Yandex.Disk and Yandex.Mail. This happened a few months ago, but Yandex still has not fulfilled the requirements of the security forces.
The Russian Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov promised that the Government would protect Yandex from excessive administrative pressure. According to the official, the Government will do everything possible to ensure that Russian companies, which are global leaders in some important areas, are not affected. He noted that Yandex is important not only for the national but also for the global economy.
Yandex.Mail and Yandex.Disk are included in the register of organizers of information distribution. Under the law of the Russian Federation, special services can obtain data to decrypt messages from their users upon request. There are 10 days to fulfill such requirements.
On June 4, the press service of Yandex stated that the company is against the violation of data privacy.
Recall that in 2018, the Court blocked the Telegram Messenger on the territory of Russia for refusing to provide encryption keys to Russian security agencies.