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Russia involved in cyber attack on Ukrainian state websites, - Security Service

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is noted that among other cyberattacks there was a so-called supply chain attack, ie attack through the supply chain
23:13, 14 January 2022

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Investigations into today's cyber attack on state websites continue in Ukraine. The first results prove that the special services of the Russian Federation may be involved in the cyber attack. This was reported by the press center of the Security Service of Ukraine.

“Now we can say that there are some signs of involvement in the incident of hacker groups associated with the special services of the Russian Federation,” the report says.

It is noted that among other cyber attacks, the so-called supply chain attack took place, that is, an attack through the supply chain. The attackers hacked into the infrastructure of a commercial company that had administrative access to the web resources affected by the attack.

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During the weekend, experts will continue to work on the investigation to identify its customers and further official attribution. All details of the incident are documented within the framework of the previously opened criminal proceedings of the SBU.

In total more than 70 government websites were attacked, 10 of which were subjected to unauthorized interference.

A large-scale hacker attack was held on the websites of the Ukrainian government this night. The sites of the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Community and Territory Development, Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agricultural Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the State Treasury were hit.

Deputy Chairman of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine on digital development, digital transformation, and digitalization Viktor Zhora said that the agency attributes the large-scale hacking attack on government agencies to "the fact of constant aggression". Zhora made a statement about this effect on the air of UkrLive.

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