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Ukraine's Security Council reports phishing attacks from ‘fake’ Health Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hackers created a web page that mimicked the website of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and contained a number of fake documents that "covered" the vaccination process
19:56, 12 February 2021

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The National Coordination Center for Cyber ​​Security under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has recorded an active increase in the number of phishing attacks that are using the topic of vaccination against Covid-19 in the country. This was reported by the press service of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).

"In late January, the National Coordination Center for Cyber ​​Security under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine uncovered a phishing cyberattack aimed at Ukrainian Internet users, the main topic of which was the start of Covid-19 vaccination in Ukraine," the statement said.

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It is noted that the culprits a fake web page that mimicked the website of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and contained a number of fake documents that "covered" the vaccination process.

The documents have embedded malicious code which, when a file is opened, downloads and executes another malicious script that provides remote control of the infected computer.

As we reported earlier, the group of Ukrainian hackers has stolen 2.5 billion dollars from the European and American banks since 2014.

Related: Ukraine to start vaccinating against Covid-19 next week, - Health Minister

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