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Russia prepared hacker attacks at top Ukrainian media

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, Russian special forces intended to hack telecommunication facilities of Ukraine
17:46, 29 March 2019

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Russian special services were preparing hacker attacks at popular Ukrainian media, as the press office of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) reported on Facebook.

“The officers of the situation center of SBU cyber security prevented an attempt of the hacker group controlled by the Russian special forces to carry out a preparatory phase of a cyber attack aimed at popular media and telecommunication facilities of Ukraine,” the message reads.

It was noted that over a couple of months the executors were creating an extensive Internet-infrastructure which has several dozens of domains which by their named coincide with or are similar to the official domains of popular Ukrainian electronic media, telecommunication providers and major telecommunications companies.

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“Probably, the idea of the cyber attack was to create public outreach and negative informational influence on the eve of Ukraine’s presidential elections,” the officers of SBU noted.

Earlier, the representatives of Ukraine’s Foreign Intelligence Service supposed that Russian special services were preparing a series of provocations at the polling stations to the elections: influence on the labor migrants, large-scale cyber attacks at the servers of the Central Election Commission and District Election Commissions of Ukraine to infect with “tab virus”.

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

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