Contents tagged with cyber attack

  • Berlin: Russia is behind recent cyber-attack on German Foreign Ministry

    The German government believes a recent cyber-attack on the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry came from Russia, said Heiko Maas, Germany’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, during an interview with the ZDF broadcasting company.

    Maas listed what he considered to be Moscow’s “problematic” actions, which included insufficient progress in maintaining ceasefire in the east of Ukraine, an attack using poison in the UK, Moscow’s support of the Syrian government, Russian attempts to influence elections in …

  • Bundestag Deputies demand explanations from the German government concerning Russian hacker attacks

    A special meeting of the relevant committee devoted to the hacking attack on Germany’s government network will take place in the Bundestag, DW reports. According to the sources of the agency, the cyber-attack lasted until February 28.

    "The successful cyber-attack clearly indicates that the government’s digital networks are not sufficiently protected. Since this data is very important, the situation is unacceptable," Committee spokesman Manuel Höferlin said.

    Representatives of the German …

  • Media: cyber theft using SWIFT system hits Russian bank

    Kommersant, citing computer security experts, reports that, for the first time in Russia, hackers have managed to carry out a cyberattack on a bank in Russia and withdraw money through the international SWIFT system. This information was confirmed to the publication by the Central Bank; however, the publication’s sources did not name either the bank in which the attack was carried out, or the amount of damage.

    The company Group-IB, which specializes in cybersecurity issues, told the …

  • Media: Russian IT company was behind the Bad Rabbit computer virus attack

    Cyberattacks on the websites and computer network of Interfax, which almost "turned off" most of the news flows for more than a day, was conducted by a "Russian institution directly related to the development and dissemination of information," a source from the agency told Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

    Interfax specialists say that the nature, intensity and degree of coordination of the virus attack prove that the real purpose of the perpetrators was not to obtain a ransom worth a few bitcoins, but to …

  • Poland says it thwarted cyber-attack from Russia

    Polish specialists have managed to repel the hacker attack from Russia, stated Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz during the Polish radio broadcast.

    "This is the third time that we have encountered a cyber-attack from Russia; fortunately, Poland has managed to repel it. The attack was committed against enterprises in Ukraine that have offices in other countries. In other European countries, they had to be blocked, but not in Poland. We managed to make sure that the attack did not …

  • US allocates more than $5 million to Ukraine for cyber security

    The United States will allocate more than $5 million to Ukraine to increase Kyiv's ability to prevent cyber-attacks. This was announced in a joint statement on the first bilateral dialogue between the US and Ukraine on cyber security, UNIAN news agency reports.

    "In support of the US commitment to support cyber security in Ukraine, U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch said that the United States would allocate over $5 million as part of a new assistance program on cyber security, aimed at …

  • Head of Security Service of Ukraine: Purpose of cyber attack was to destabilize the situation inside Ukraine

    Ukrainian law enforcement agencies together with international experts continue to look into the circumstances of a powerful cyber attack against Ukrainian private and state institutions on June 27th, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “Today, our experts, in cooperation with experts from the United States, the United Kingdom and Microsoft, are working together to establish the circumstances of this cyber-attack,” said the head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Vasyl Hrytsak on Tuesday at the …

  • Ukrainian police confiscates company’s servers which spread the Petya virus

    On Tuesday the Ukrainian police confiscated the servers of the Ukrainian software company M.E.DOC in connection with the investigation of the cyber-attack which took place last week, Serhiy Demedyuk, head of Ukraine’s Cyber Police, told Reuters.

    According to Ukrainian officials and computer security specialists, the original source of the Petya ransomware was program updates issued by M.E.DOC. The company is the developer of the most popular tax administration software in Ukraine.

    M.E.DOC …

  • Polish Foreign Ministry accuses Russia of cyber-attack

    The Polish Foreign Ministry has been attacked by hackers. The Ministry believes that the cybercrime was committed by Russian hackers, as reported by the Polish newspaper, Rzeczpospolita.

    According to the newspaper, in December 2016, several employees of the Polish Foreign Ministry received an email which allegedly contained a message by NATO General Secretary, Jens Stoltenberg, regarding a meeting of the NATO Council on Russia. Opening the attachment led to the installation of the Trojan virus …

  • Pentagon chief: Russia is doing virtually nothing to fight ISIS in Syria

    According to the Pentagon chief, Ashton Carter, Russia has done "virtually zero" in the fight against the so-called Islamic State in Syria. Speaking in an interview with NBC News that was published on Sunday, January 8th, Carter said that Moscow promised to come in, fight the so-called Islamic State, and help end the civil war in Syria. However, Moscow hasn’t done either of those things and thus, “we are fighting the Islamic State on our own,” Carter said. The Pentagon chief stated that the US …