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Friday, January 19, 2018

SBU has accused Russia of spreading a computer virus, the seized servers

The security service of Ukraine has accused Russia of hacker attacks on the infrastructure of the country: this was reported on the website of the SBU.

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“In the period from 25 may to 6 June, the security Service of Ukraine, — says the Agency — in close cooperation with foreign partners have stopped using the Ukrainian network infrastructure for targeted dissemination of the secret services of the Russian Federation of malicious software with the aim of destruction of information networks and critical infrastructure of our country and other countries of the world.”

According to intelligence agencies, “an extensive international network infrastructure” was “built by the Russian security services”.

With its help, the supposedly “hidden, using server hardware, including Ukrainian hosting included targeted cyber attacks (the so-called ART-attack – Advanced Persistent Threat) and infection with special types of malicious computer programs and critical infrastructure of Ukraine and other States”.

SBU says that seized the servers that were involved in these attacks.

From the message it remains unknown whether the virus Petya.A: he, recall, was struck not only Ukraine, but other countries, including Russia, causing failures in a number of large companies.

The specialist in cyber security Alexander Litreyev claimed that the virus was focused on Ukraine, as it was distributed along with the software in the country accounting software MeDoc. Litree noted that the virus came from one of the countries of the CIS.


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