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M.E.Doc denies involvement in spreading of virus-extortionist
08:43, 28 June 2017
M.E.Doc denies involvement in spreading of virus-extortionist

The current version of the service pack was released on June 22, all files were checked for viruses, claims M.E.Doc

08:43, 28 June 2017

112 Agency

The statement of cyber experts that the activation of the Petya virus, which hit computers of dozens of Ukrainian organizations, was caused by the M.E.Doc software update, are erroneous. About this company that has developed a program of electronic reporting and workflow, said on its Facebook page.

"The developer M.E.Doc, as a responsible software vendor, monitors the security and cleanliness of its own code by signing agreements with large antivirus companies, and before sending each update, M.E.Doc sends its files to the anti-virus companies for analysis," it was informed.

The current version of the service pack was released on June 22, all files were scanned for the presence of any viruses, claims M.E.Doc.

"No single fact of the user's information about the virus infection of the personal computer or the server was recorded during this time, the peak of the spread of the virus attack is  June 27, which is not the active time of downloading and installing the M.E.Doc update," the developers said.

In their opinion, computer networks could not be infected with the virus directly from the update file, as stated in the message of the Ukrainian cyber police.

In addition, M.E.Doc stated that they themselves became victims of cyber attacks on June 27.

Earlier we reported that a large-scale cyber attack hit dozens of companies and enterprises across Ukraine. The attacks began at about 11.30 a.m. Tuesday. The provider disabled the websites of the National Police and Ministry of Internal Affairs due to cyber attack.

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