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Ukraine's Security Service neutralized over 480 cyberattacks on government bodies in 2019

Source : 112 Ukraine

339 criminal proceedings were opened
13:29, 26 January 2020

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In 2019, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) neutralized more than 480 cyberattacks against government agencies and critical infrastructure. The press service of the department stated this.

"In 2019, SBU information security specialists neutralized more than 480 cyber incidents and cyber attacks against government bodies and critical infrastructure," - the statement said.

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According to the body, during this period, more than 1,000 web resources that were used for criminal purposes were also discontinued.

In total, last year, 339 criminal proceedings were instituted in the direction of counterintelligence protection of state interests in the field of information security.

As we reported, the military counterintelligence of the SBU prevented the employment of Crimean citizen with Russian citizenship and ties with the special services of the country-aggressor at the responsible position at the Defense Ministry

According to the special service, during a few years of the temporary annexation of the Crimean peninsula, Ukrainian lived abroad. Right after the events of 2014, a woman returned to Crimea and got the Russian passport supposedly for registration of real estate.

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