FBI is helping Montenegro in investigating the ongoing cyberattack

A team of cybersecurity experts from the US FBI will help the authorities in Montenegro to investigate the recent massive cyberattack.

A team of cybersecurity experts from the FBI is heading to Montenegro to help local authorities in investigating the recent massive cyber attack that hit the government infrastructure last week.

“This is another confirmation of the excellent cooperation between the United States of America and Montenegro and a proof that we can count on their support in any situation,” the ministry said of the deployment of the Cyber Action Team.

Last week, an unprecedented cyber attack hit the Government’s digital infrastructure in Montenegro, and the local authorities timely adopted measures to mitigate its impact.

Montenegro immediately reported the attack to other members of the NATO alliance.

“Certain services were switched off temporarily for security reasons but the security of accounts belonging to citizens and companies and their data have not been jeopardised,” said Public Administration Minister Maras Dukaj.

According to the Minister, the attack began on Thursday night. The US embassy in Montenegro advised U.S. citizens to limit movement and travel in the country to the necessities and have travel documents up to date and easily accessible, fearing that the attack could impact government infrastructure for the identification of people residing in Montenegro and the transportation.

“A persistent and ongoing cyber-attack is in process in Montenegro,” reported the website of the U.S. Embassy in the capital Podgorica. “The attack may include disruptions to the public utility, transportation (including border crossings and airport), and telecommunication sectors.”

The National Security Agency issued a warning to organizations operating critical infrastructure.

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Montenegro)

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