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Russian hackers send emails on behalf of Ukrainian interior minister

The e-mail, where the fake messages were sent from was created in the Russian Federation. The messages contained the fake rules of the election procedure
21:54, 22 March 2019

Reuters

The hackers from the Russian Federation have spread some fake messages on the behalf of Arsen Avakov, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. In these messages, they supported one of the presidential candidates in Ukranian elections. The Cyber Police reported this on Facebook.

“Those fake messages from the police workers encouraged the officers to pay special attention to the violations of the legislature by the members of the election commission and observers from the opponent’s side of the candidate the messages supported’, - the report said.

Related: Russian hackers try to attack Ukraine's state bodies before elections, - Cyber police

According to the report, the e-mail, where the fake messages were sent from was created on the territoriy of the Russian Federation on March 21, 2019. Besides, the culprits used anonymous means to prevent their identification by police workers.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Security Service informed about prevention of a large-scale cyber attack on the website of the Central Election Commission.

It was noted that the cyber attack was targeted at the computer equipment, which provides the work of the commission’s official website.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated that the Central Election Commission of Ukraine had suffered the cyber attack from Russia on February 24 and 25.

Related: Russia to use cyber means to interfere in Ukraine’s elections, - National Security Secretary

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