Security Service of Ukraine warns about possible cyber-attacks

Source : 112 Ukraine

State institutions and big private companies are under threat
11:26, 14 October 2017


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The Security Service of Ukraine warns about a massive cyber-attack on state bodies and big private companies, as their press service informs.

“The main aim is to hinder normal operation of information systems which may destabilize the situation in the country. The SBU experts received data that the attack may be orchestrated through software updates, including widespread applied software. The mechanism of its realization will be similar to cyber-attack of June 2017,” the statement reads.

The SBU also gave advice as to how ensure cyber safety:

  • To update signatures of virus protection software on servers and on workstation computers;
  • To back up the information processed on the computers;
  • To provide daily updates of system software, including OS Windows of all versions

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