The European Union stands in solidarity with the United States in the fight against harmful actions in cyberspace

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The European Union stands in solidarity with the United States in the fight against harmful actions in cyberspace

EU statement calls on all countries to facilitate investigations in this area

The European Union and its member states express solidarity with the United States of America over the consequences of malicious cyberspace activities, in particular the cyberattack on SolarWinds, which the US estimates was carried out by the Russian Federation, the EU High Representative said in a statement released on Thursday.

As noted in the document, this hack has affected governments and businesses around the world, including in the EU countries.

“We share our partners’ concerns about the growing number of malicious activities in cyberspace and are particularly alarmed that there has been an increase in recent activities that affect the security and integrity of information and communications technology products and services, and which may have systemic consequences and cause significant harm to society, security, and economy, ”the statement says.

“The malicious use of information and communication technologies undermines the benefits that the Internet and the use of these technologies provide to society as a whole, and indicates the willingness of individual actors to pose a real threat to international security and stability,” it goes on to say.

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The document calls on all states to facilitate ongoing investigations of malicious cyber activities to take sustained, collaborative and coordinated measures to prevent, suppress, contain and respond to such malicious cyber behavior, including through close collaboration with our international partners. “.

“The European Union and its countries remain firmly committed and determined, in solidarity with their international partners, to contribute to the creation of global, open, stable, and secure cyberspace in which human rights, fundamental freedoms, democratic values ​​and principles and the rule of law are respected. so that everyone can lead a safe life both on and off the Internet, ”the EU High Representative said in a statement.