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Russian hackers launched a new cyber attack on the state authorities of Ukraine – SBU

Российские хакеры предприняли новую кибератаку на госорганы Украины, - СБУRecorded a new use of the individual tools criminal hacker group.

Russian hackers launched a new cyber attack on the information and telecommunication systems of state agencies of Ukraine, using an updated version of backdoor Industoyer. This reports the press center of the security Service of Ukraine.

As reported by IT-specialists of the SBU, which collaborate with “famous antivirus company,” the possibility of a new variant of the virus provide remote administration of OS processes, copy files, surveillance of user activity, as well as the interception of passwords.

Industoyer and its upgrade have a number of similar characteristic features, noted white-hat hackers: in particular, using such pieces of code deployment and utilization of computing power of infected systems.

“The situation centre of cyber security SBU established objects of cyberattacks, helped to contain its consequences and to minimize threats to the IT infrastructures of state power”, writes SBU.

Thus, Kyiv has received new evidence of conduct in cyberspace the aggressive actions of the special services of the Russian Federation against Ukraine with the use of the Kremlin-controlled hacker group responsible for cyber attacks 2015-2017 on critical infrastructure by using BlackEnergy and NotPetya, summarized in the Service.

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