Peskov denied Russia’s involvement in cyber attacks on Ukrainian sites – RBC

In Kiev, the attack on state sites was connected with hackers from the Belarusian intelligence

On the night of January 14, the websites of state structures of Ukraine were attacked by hackers. They hacked 70 portals, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported. Including the websites of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Sports, the Ministry of Development of Communities and Territories, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Ecology and other departments stopped working.

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An appeal appeared on the pages to Ukrainians “to be afraid and expect the worst” in Russian, Ukrainian and Polish. There was no data leakage, their contents were not affected, the SBU noted.

In Kiev, they said that the cyber attack could have been carried out by “hacker groups associated with the special services of the Russian Federation.” The fact that the attacks took place according to the “time-tested Russian pattern,” said US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.

Kiev found signs of involvement of Russian special services in the attack on state sites

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On January 15, Sergei Demedyuk, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said that hackers linked to Belarusian intelligence could be behind the cyberattack.

Behind the current attack, in his opinion, is the UNC1151 group, which carried out attacks against Ukraine, as well as the structures of Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.

He noted that the hackers used malware similar to that used by the APT 29 group (Cozy Bear). She has been linked to Russian intelligence and accused of hacking into the servers of the Democratic National Committee in 2016.



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