The cyber specialists of the special service established that a citizen of Starobilsk developed a malware program. His ‘invention’ provided the purchases the access to other PCs and smartphones for stealth of logins, passwords, information reading from the messengers and electronic payment systems.
It is reported that a perpetrator offered the spying software through one of the hacking forums.
“The SBU employees identified the seller and prevented the implementation of the spying program,” the message said.
The SBU noted that it is planned to notify a hacker about suspicion in creating for use, spread or distribution of malware program or technical means and their spread or distribution.
Earlier, the SBU detained a hacker, known by his nickname of Sanix. In early 2019, he got the attention of the world's cybersecurity specialists by his message on a web forum. In the message, he offered to sell a database that he stole, including 773,000,000 e-mail addresses and 21,000,000 unique passwords.