Hackers created a diversion with “extortion” in order to distract from the main task of a virus, he said.
A cyber attack carried out on Ukraine is a terrorist act, the purpose of which was to achieve a denial of service of the whole country. This was told in the comment “observer” a specialist in information security Vladimir Styran.
According to him, the hackers disguised the virus under ransomware to distract from its main objectives.
“This is a terrorist act. Exclusively a large-scale attack with the aim of achieving denial of service in the scale of the whole country. The fact that masking was used some cryptofirewall should not distract you from the fact. It is solely a disguise. This is operational security, which all leads to the idea that this criminal activity. In fact, the activity is not criminal, and terrorist,” explained Styran.
As you know, 27 Jun largest hacking attack that spreads the virus Petya, was subjected to Ukrainian banks, energy companies, government Internet resources and local network of Ukrainian media and a number of other large enterprises.
The attacks began almost simultaneously at about 11:30. Virus that locks computer systems, spread very quickly. It manifests itself in the failure of computers on a Windows platform, your computer restarts and the virus encrypts all the data on it.
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