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Russian hackers try to attack Ukraine's state bodies before elections, - Cyber police

Ukraine's Central Election Commission, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Agrarian Policy, and the courts have been attacked already
18:13, 17 March 2019

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Russian hacker groups like Fancy Bear, The Shadow Brokers, and others have become more active in Ukrainian cyberspace on the eve of the elections. This was stated by Serhiy Demediuk, head of Ukraine's Cyber Police, ZN.UA reports.

Ukraine’s cyber police report about modified harmful software, used during attacks on critical infrastructure, as well as new ones.

According to Serhiy Demediuk, this indicates that Russian hackers are trying in any way to gain access to the networks of the state bodies.

"There are attempts to "test" the CEC website and obtain information about its internal network. We register many orders for closed databases, including databases of our voters, but we do not have information that the customers have got the desirable information. Recently, we helped the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and the Ministry of Justice to repel the attacks,” Demediuk said.

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As we reported earlier, the Central Election Commission of Ukraine has approved the final list of presidential candidates. Overall 39 candidates will run for the presidency on March 31.

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