Only 10% of Ukrainian companies secured their networks after Petya attack

Source : 112 Ukraine

A massive cyber-attack attempt may happen again
16:52, 20 July 2017

After the massive cyber-attack on June 27, only 10% of Ukrainian companies secured their networks, according to Ukraine’s Department of Cyber Police Chief Inspector Viacheslav Martsynkevych, as ZN.UA reports.

According to him, 10% of Ukrainian companies brought their computers and networks to required condition, while others didn’t change a thing. He added that Ukraine’s Cyber Police doesn’t exclude a possibility of a repeated attack.

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The inspector reminded that the virus operated through M.E.Doc software, which had administrative access to computers. According to Cyber Police’s data, there are other Ukrainian programmes like this used by local companies.

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“The same thing happens to those programmes. In their updates, they sometimes have viruses. This is why a new attack is possible, quite possible. No one can say when exactly – in a week, two, three – we don’t know,” he said.

As it was reported earlier, on July 27 a large-scale cyber attack hit dozens of companies and enterprises across Ukraine

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