Ukraine's cyber police investigates recent hacking into Burisma, Kvartal 95

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian side turned to FBI and Area 1, asking for assistance; if the perpetrators are identified and brought to justice, they may face up to seven years in jail
17:44, 16 January 2020

Cyber police

Department of the cyber police of the National Police of Ukraine began a criminal proceeding on the fact of the recent hacking of the websites of Ukrainian companies. That includes Burisma holdings and Kvartal 95 production studio. The National Police press office reported that on January 16.

Within the investigation, the National Police turned to the FBI and U.S. cybersecurity agency Area 1, asking for their aid in solving the crime. The Ukrainian side also initiates the creation of an international investigation group, which, in particular, would include FBI representatives.

If the perpetrators are identified and brought to justice, they may face up to seven years in prison.

Russian hackers interfered with the work of Burisma Holdings on January 14. The company is involved in the scandal around the telephone conversation of U.S. and Ukrainian leaders. A fishing attack also took place on Kvartal 95 production studio's web page.

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Hacking attempts against Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company on whose board Hunter Biden served, began in early November.

According to the experts, the timing and scale of the attacks suggest that the Russians could be searching for potentially embarrassing material on the Bidens. 

It was also reported about the phishing attack on Kvartal 95, which appears to have been aimed at digging up an email correspondence for the company’s chief, Ivan Bakanov, whom President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky appointed as the head of Ukraine’s Security Service last June.

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