July 16, 2018 / 5:36 AM / 4 months ago

Russia says it prevented 25 million cyber attacks, other acts during World Cup

Soccer Football - World Cup - Final - France v Croatia - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - July 15, 2018 General view during the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia prevented nearly 25 million cyber attacks and other criminal acts against its information infrastructure related to the soccer World Cup, the Kremlin quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying.

The comments were made during Putin’s meeting with the security council organised for the World Cup on Sunday evening, soon after the tournament ended.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Paul Tait

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