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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ukrainian hacker has acted as a witness in the case of the cyber attack on USA

Ukrainian hacker using the nickname Profexer, became a witness for the FBI in the case of the hacking of the servers of the U.S. Democratic party in July 2016, which U.S. intelligence agencies blamed Russia. According to The New York Times, the young man has developed a program that was used during the cyber attack.

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As writes the edition, we are talking about P. A. S. web shell, which was advertised in the Russian language in the informal segment of the Internet darkwave. American intelligence services believe that she was one of the tools a hacker attack on the democratic party.

It can be downloaded free from the website of the hacker, in response, he asked for donations, which ranged from 3 to 250 dollars. It is known that Profexer were giving paid advice on the effective use of your software, as well as created customers customized versions of the program.

In January 2017 the US intelligence services found out what P. A. S. web shell was used in the cyber attack. After that, according to The New York Times, Profexer deleted my website, noting that “not interested in the extra attention to his person”.

Later it became known that the Ukrainian has started cooperation with the FBI. Allegedly, the man turned himself in to police to confess. Verkhovna Rada Deputy Anton Gerashchenko told the newspaper that customers of the hacker talked on the phone, he didn’t know what purpose will be used written program.

Now Profexer continues to live in Ukraine, and is not under arrest. In the case of the hacking of the servers of the Democratic party in July 2016 it passes as the witness.

US intelligence agencies believe that the burglary involved a group of hackers Fancy Bear, which is allegedly linked to Russian security services. The result of the leak of thousands of documents, which contained defamatory information about the headquarters of Hillary Clinton. The aim of the operation was allegedly using her opponent in the presidential race Donald Trump. In Moscow these accusations categorically deny.


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