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Russian special services tried hacking networks of Ukraine's judicial system

SBU, the Ukrainian state security service successfully prevent this attempt
21:37, 4 December 2018

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Ukraine's state security service, the SBU, successfully prevented the attempt of Russian special services to hack the communications system of Ukraine's judicial branch. The special service's press centre reported that on Tuesday evening.

The cyber attack began via the e-mail, as faked accountant documents were sent to the mailboxes. They were infected with the viruses. When the files were opened, the malware covertly uploaded to the computers, opening the unauthorized access to the judicial information systems and making thefts of service information possible', the message said.

The detected malware appeared to have contacted Russian IP-addresses from its control and command servers.

The experts concluded that the idea was to block the adequate functioning of the judicial information system of Ukraine. 'Thanks to the joining efforts with the State Judicial Administration and the Special State Communications Service, we managed to localize and prevent further development of negative actions of the cyber attack', reads the message. 

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