Russia, US set up cyber hotline

The US and Russia have set up a cyber-war hotline which mimics the “red phone” of the cold war.

The move is the result of a two year discussion on how best to collaborate on the issue of online threats. It is designed to avoid an accidental or catastrophic cyber war and “reduce the possibility that a misunderstood cyber incident could create instability or a crisis in our bilateral relationship”.

In a joint statement, Barack Obama and Russian president Vladimir Putin said that they recognise that cyber threats are some of the most serious national and international security challenges faced in the 21st century.

SOURCE: news.techeye.net

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