Ukraine's Security Service exposes bot farm, which spread fakes about Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russia guided the work of the farm
15:19, 6 April 2020

Ukraine's Security Service

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) uncovered bot farm with 5,000 accounts, which spread fakes about coronavirus on social networks and urged to unseat the constitutional order in Ukraine as the SBU reported.

The equipment was located at one of the business centers in Dnipro. The organizers bought it and special software through payment systems banned in Ukraine. They also used SIM cards of the Ukrainian operators and proxy-servers of a domestic network segment.

The farm spread public urges to seize the power in Ukraine, false information about the situation with coronavirus in the country.

Related: Ukraine's cyber police identify 116 people who spread fakes about Covid-19

The SBU investigators started the investigation, held searches and confiscated equipment.

As we reported earlier, since the beginning of lockdown in Ukraine, the law enforcers have checked 344 reports on possible illegal actions, particularly online fraud during the purchase of personal protective equipment. 

Totally, 228 facts are established on the publication of false or provocative information about coronavirus pandemic on information resources. Currently, the cyber police identified 116 people who spread this information,” the message said.

Besides, the SBU exposed 79 people who spread fake information about coronavirus Covid-19.

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