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Ukrainian cyber ​​police detained hacker who blocked sale of tickets for concerts

Source : 112 Ukraine

24-year-old Kharkiv resident may face imprisonment for up to six years
23:51, 21 September 2020

Moscow Times

An admirer of the Ukrainian singer disrupted two of her concerts, and three more took place in the presence of only 30% of the audience. Using the botnet, the man blocked the online purchase of tickets for the events of his beloved singer. The press service of the cyber police reports.

The investigation found that a 24-year-old Kharkiv resident, who lived in the Desnyanskiy district of Kyiv, carried out DDoS attacks on websites and set up a botnet that prevented other users from buying tickets. At the same time, the defendant used foreign VPN services.

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As a result of such actions, two concerts were canceled. As for the other three, only 30% of the audience was filled.

As we reported before, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed over 2,600 internet communities, which spread fakes about the coronavirus epidemic. Particularly, 385 people, who spread false information, were exposed.

“During the action of the quarantine measures, the cyber specialists of the Security Service of Ukraine blocked over 2,600 communities with more than a million of subscribers, exposed 385 online agitators who spread various fakes about Covid-19 epidemic,” the message reads.

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