Fight against extremism in cyberspace must continue - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked the Federal Security Service (FSB) with continuing its "anti-extremist work" in cyberspace.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked the Federal Security Service (FSB) with continuing its "anti-extremist work" in cyberspace.

"More than 400 extremist and radical websites were shut down last year alone, and such consistent anti-extremist work in cyberspace must continue," Putin said at an expanded FSB collegium on Monday.

Putin also recalled cyber attacks on government websites.

"More than 9 million of so-called targeted attacks on websites and information systems of Russian governmental agencies were detected and foiled last year. And one must be prepared for such attempts to invade our cyberspace, which will, of course, continue," Putin said.

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