Cyber attack performed via M.E.doc

Source : 112 Ukraine

M.E.doc is a accountancy and document flow software with embedded update handler function
23:25, 27 June 2017

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Today’s cyber attack on Ukraine was performed via M.E.doc – an application for accountancy and document flow. The Department of Cyberpolice of the National Police of Ukraine reported that on their Facebook page.

“Currently it is reliably known that the virus attack against Ukrainian companies occurred out of M.E.doc. software (accountancy and document flow software),” cyberpolice reports.

It is also known that the software has an embedded update handler function and that the hacker attack kicked off after today’s software update at 10:30 a.m., the size of an update kit was about 333 Kb.

Related: Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant manually performs radiation monitoring because of cyber attacks in Ukraine

As we reported earlier, a large-scale cyber attack hit dozens of companies and enterprises across Ukraine today, on June 27.

The cyber attack started at around 11:30 a.m. this morning. The virus is spreading very quickly. It affects computers operating on Windows OS. It restarts and codes itself.

National Police received over 200 claims on interference into their computer systems during today’s mass hacker attack.

The criminal case on 'intervention to the operation of computers and computer networks' was initiated.

Related: Cyber attack: police received over 200 claims

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