President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia became the target of about 25 million cyber-threats during the FIFA World Cup. Though he did not specify who may have been causing these threats.

“During the period of the World Cup, almost 25 million cyber-attacks and other criminal acts on the information structures in Russia, linked in one way or another to the World Cup, were neutralised,” Putin said during a meeting on Sunday with security services.

The president’s comments were conveyed by the Kremlin on Monday, who gave no evidence on the situation or probable origins of the cyber-threats.

“Behind this (World Cup) success lies huge preparatory, operational, analytical and information work, we operated at maximum capacity and concentration,” said Putin.

Russia had recently hosted the FIFA World Cup, which was held from June 14, 2018 to July 15, 2018 in eleven cities and twelve stadiums, has been constantly blamed by Western countries of conducting cyber-threats.

Twelve Russian military intelligence officers were accused on Friday with the threating Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic Party in a striking accusation three days earlier President Donald Trump sees with Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

The accusations were strained up by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the previous FBI director who is observing into Russian interfering in the November 2016 vote and whether any members of Trump’s campaign team conspired with Moscow.

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