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Number of cyberattacks on Ukraine increased: SBU warns of activation of Russian hackers

Source : 112 Ukraine

The SBU calls on Ukrainians to be vigilant and report all the facts of possible cyberattacks to the service
17:15, 24 April 2021

Sky News

The number of cyberattacks aimed at government agencies, critical infrastructure facilities and organizations in the private sector of Ukraine has increased in Ukraine. Ukrainians are urged to be vigilant and report all facts of possible cyberattacks to the special service. This was reported by the SBU press office.

"The Situational Cybersecurity Center of the SBU records an increase in the number of cyberattacks aimed at government bodies, critical infrastructure facilities and private sector organizations in Ukraine. Mainly hacker groups subordinate to the Russian special services have become more active," the message says.

It is noted that the service's cyber specialists have established interaction using a cyber attack data exchange system based on the MISP-UA platform and other software and hardware solutions.

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The SBU calls on Ukrainians to be vigilant and report all facts of possible cyberattacks to the service.

As a reminder, in February, a powerful DDOS attack was carried out on the SBU website, as a result of which the site did not work. The security service believes that the Russian Federation could have been involved in the attack.

Later in Ukraine they tried to carry out a hacker attack on the executive authorities. The National Cyber ​​Security Coordination Center suggests that the cyber attack could have been carried out by hackers from the Russian Federation.

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