Russia to launch virus at CEC server, - Ukraine’s Foreign Intelligence

Source : 112 Ukraine

The attack’s goal is to put into doubts the legitimacy of the electoral process
20:42, 27 March 2019


cyber security

The Russian Federation plans to conduct unprecedented cyber-attacks on the servers of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine and the district election commissions around Ukraine on the day of elections, March 31. The purpose of this is to doubt the legitimacy of the electoral process.  The press service of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine reports this.

In particular, the Russian Federation is planning to launch the Internet shortcut virus, which can distort statistic data of the servers and computers of the constituencies and polling stations. This programme is to be activated on the day of elections, this and other viruses are targeted at hindering data transfer to CEC server and to a central online vote-counting server.  

Related: Poroshenko reports about Russia's cyber attack against Central Election Commission

According to the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, the malware, which was created by the Russian Special Forces for the hybrid war, would be used for those planned attacks.  

Earlier, Ukraine’s Security Service informed about prevention of a large-scale cyber attack at the website of the Central Election Commission.

It was noted that the cyber-attack was targeted at the computer equipment, which provides the work of the commission’s official website.

Related: Russia’s State Duma offered not to recognize Ukrainian presidential elections

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