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Security Service confiscates servers with malicious software used for cyber attacks on Ukraine
14:19, 30 June 2017
Security Service confiscates servers with malicious software used for cyber attacks on Ukraine

SBU reported that with the help of the server equipment, including Ukrainian hosting, the targeted cyber attacks and the affection of the critical structure objects of Ukraine and other countries with malicious software were performed

14:19, 30 June 2017

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The Security Service of Ukraine reported they have confiscated the servers with the malicious software, used by Russian special services to perform the cyber attack on Ukraine.

“The Security Service of Ukraine stopped the usage of Ukrainian network infrastructure for purposive distribution of malicious software by the special services of the Russian Federation in order to affect informational networks of our country and other countries on May 25 – June 6. As a result of coordinated procedural measures together with the international partners, the branched structured international infrastructure, created by Russian special forces, was terminated,” reads the message.

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SBU reported that with the help of the server equipment, including Ukrainian hosting, the targeted cyber attacks (the s-called АРТ-attacks - Advanced Persistent Threat) and the affection of the critical structure objects of Ukraine and other countries with malicious software were performed.

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“During the searches, the law enforcement officers confiscated servers used for cyber attacks by the specials services of the Russian Federation,” reads the message.

The investigative measures are underway.

Related: Money not likely main motive of cyberattackers, - UN

As we reported earlier, a large-scale cyber attack hit dozens of companies and enterprises across Ukraine on Tuesday, June 27.

The cyber attack started at around 11:30 a.m. The virus spread very quickly. It affected computers operating on Windows OS.

National Police received over 200 claims on interference into their computer systems during today’s mass hacker attack.

The criminal case on 'intervention to the operation of computers and computer networks' was initiated.

As it was reported earlier Microsoft confirmed complicity of M.E.Doc to Petya virus spread. According to company’s specialists, the virus was launched after legitimate update of M.E.Doc software.

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