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Hackers attack website of Ukraine's National Police, spread fake information

Source : 112 Ukraine

It took place at 11:45 a.m. Kyiv time
14:50, 23 September 2020

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September 23, law enforcement officers registered an unauthorized interference in the work of the official website of the National Police of Ukraine (NPU). This was reported by the NPU’s press service on Facebook.

"In this regard, inaccurate information was disseminated through a number of websites of regional police departments," the statement said.

Related: Germany wants EU to apply new sanctions against Russia for Bundestag hacking attacks

The hacker attack took place at 11:45 a.m. Kyiv time. In particular, the attackers spread information about an alleged accident at the Rivne Nuclear power plant due to which the evacuation of local residents from the city of Varash had begun.

Currently, the National Police's website is temporarily closed.

"Our specialists are working on troubleshooting. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience," reads the message.

As we reported earlier, Microsoft Company spotted three groups of hackers from Russia, China, and Iran, who recently attempted attacks on the websites of the politicians and organizations participating in the presidential election campaign in the U.S.

Related: Three people charged in Twitter hack that hit Biden, Obama and Musk

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