M.E.Doc developers knew about threat long before Petya virus attack, - Demeniuk

Source : 112 Ukraine

They were warned by antivirus companies multiple times
15:31, 4 July 2017

Associated Press

Tax accounting software company M.E.Doc is under investigation. It is accused of being the main reason of global cyber-attack, told head of Ukraine’s Department of Cyber Police Serhiy Deminiuk in an interview for Associated Press.

He said that M.E.Doc developers knew about security threat long before the cyber-attack, but did nothing.

“They knew about it. Antivirus developers told them many times. Due to such neglect they will face criminal proceedings,” – he told.

Previously Deminiuk and other officials have claimed that the cyber-attack was executed through a malicious update of M.E.Doc software, which is used by accountants throughout the country.

Supposedly, a virus appeared on update server of M.E.Doc, and it spread all over the country. M.E.Doc gave different explanations of their involvement. At first, the company claimed they were hacked, but later they abolished the statement. They went on to admit they spread the virus by accident and now cooperate with authorities.

As it was reported earlier, SBU believes Russian special services were inolved in Petya.A virus attack.

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