Ukraine Thwarts Russian Cyberattack on Telecom Systems

The SBU blocked an attempt by Russian intelligence to conduct a cyberattack on the information and telecommunication systems of the Ukrainian judiciary

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on Tuesday announced it had thwarted an attempt of Russian special services to conduct a large-scale cyberattack on the information and telecommunication systems of the judiciary of Ukraine.

SBU specialists noted that the cyberattack began due to the sending by e-mail of counterfeit accounting documents infected by the virus. After opening files on computers, malicious software for unauthorized interference with judicial information systems and theft of official information were hidden.

According to the SBU, the detected virus program was connected from control-command servers that have, in particular, Russian IP addresses.

Russian government officials did not immediately comment on the claim to AP.