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Defense minister says Poland fended off Russian cyberattack on businesses

Less than two weeks after news surfaced of Russian hackers accessing the phones of 4,000 NATO troops in Poland and other European nations, Poland's defense minister reportedly disclosed that his country successfully stopped yet another Russian cyberattack.

According to ABC News, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz told a state television station on Friday that the recent Russia attack targeted companies based in Ukraine that also operate offices in other countries, including Poland.

"Luckily in Poland we repelled them, but the threat increases daily," Macierewicz stated.

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Russian hackers compromised the smartphones of 4,000 NATO troops in Europe as part of an operation to eavesdrop on soldiers in the Baltic states and Poland who are guarding European borders with Russia.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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