Russian intelligence sends fake messages with malware to Ukrainian governmental institutions

Source : 112 Ukraine

The message about the alleged mining of government facilities was sent to the mailboxes of State institutions
19:50, 28 September 2018

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Unknown spread fake messages with malware among Ukrainian State institutions allegedly from Anti-Terrorist Centre about mining the government facilities. The press office of the Security Service of Ukraine reported on Facebook. 

‘On the eve of key events of the public-political life of our country, the wave of hybrid aggression got activated and predictably rising. We all remember about the cyber-attacks, as Not Petya, BlackEnergy and the other outrages of Russia. Therefore, we state on another Russian intrigue. It is much more modest right now, but still. They took advantage of primitive method – have committed mailing of fake messages with malware. On September 17 and 27, allegedly, law enforcement agencies, the Ministry of Defence, the embassies of Ukraine abroad and foreign diplomatic missions received messages about pseudo-mining of government facilities from Anti-Terrorist Centre,’ SBU reports. 

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It was determined that the true IP-addresses of the senders turned out to be Russian. 

SBU claimed that methodical recommendations for strengthening information security were mailed to the addresses of the relevant agencies, and recalls that Anti-Terrorist Centre confidentially informs the departments responsible for combating terrorism in accordance with the established procedure in case of real threats. 

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