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Hackers tried to break into authoritative bodies of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

These could be Russian hackers
14:42, 24 February 2021

Cyber security
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National Coordination Centre of Cyber Security of Ukraine reported an attempt to conduct a hacker attack on the executive bodies in this country. Experts believe that hackers from the Russian Federation could be behind the activity.

According to the press office of the Centre, the culprits tried to "distribute malicious documents via the System of Digital Cooperation of Executive Bodies".

The National Security and Defense Council explained that hackers targeted information resources of executive authorities, since the document flow works thanks to this particular system.

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The Coordination Centre added that the culprits uploaded the virus that set the remote control over computers.

This particular cyber attack is the so-called supply chain attack. "(...) the attackers are trying to get the access to target organization via breaches in tools and services that it's been using", says the National Security and Defense Council.

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