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Cyber attack on Ukraine was prepared at least during month
18:21, 27 June 2017
Cyber attack on Ukraine was prepared at least during month

According to Gerashchenko, the organizers of the attack know specificity of the official letters mailout

18:21, 27 June 2017

Virus attack on Ukrainian companies
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The cyber attack on Ukraine was prepared during a few months; the computer work will be restored in a few days. The MP, the collegiums member of Ministry of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko reported at Facebook.

 'At the moment the experts of the cyber security of SBU and National Police work at the key infrastructure objects of Ukraine to help the system administrators to restore the work of the computer networks. I think that the work will be restored in a few days. The criminal proceeding will be opened for every case of the attack', he noted.

According to Gerashchenko, the date of the start of the attack was planed at 11:00 on June 27. He thinks that it was dedicated to the Constitution Day of Ukraine.

'The letter that contained the virus was mailed out in the most cases. It was done in a few days or even weeks before this day. For the moment it is possible to say that the attack was prepared at least during the month. The letters were written in Russian or Ukrainian language. The organizers know of the attack know specificity of the official letters mailout to the commercial and state establishments. They masked the letters as the business one and the inexperienced users opened them', the MP writes.

 Oshadbank, Boryspil airport, Ukrtelekom and many other companies suffered from the hacker attacks in the morning of June 27.

 It seems that all of the mentioned companies were attacked by the same virus. Cyber protection experts point out it is mbr locker 256 malware, a blackmailing virus, demanding from users to send money in exchange for decryption of the encrypted data. 

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