Contents tagged with Cyber Attacks

  • Ukrainian Security Service warns about a possible large-scale cyber-attack from Russia during the Champions League final

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) warned of the threat of a massive cyber-attack from Russia on the eve of the UEFA Champions League soccer final that will be held in Kyiv on May 26, the SBU website reports.

    Specialists of the Security Service of Ukraine for Cyber-security said that Ukrainian network devices could be infected with malicious software codenamed “VPNFilter.” The virus allows hackers to intercept traffic that passes through the infected device, collect and download information, …

  • Russia claims there is a Ukrainian connection to NotPetya virus

    A "Ukrainian trace" was found in the NotPetya virus cyber attacks according to the Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media, Nikolai Nikiforov, Interfax reports.

    "We see no Russian footprint [here]. There is a Ukrainian footprint, because it [the virus] was circulated through the Ukrainian system, through an accounting software package," Nikiforov said. According to him, "anyone could produce" the virus.

    Nikiforov noted that the virus was made up of two components "that according to …

  • Danish Defense Minister accuses Russia of involvement in the NotPetya virus attacks

    Danish Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen stated that Russia is involved in the cyber-attacks using the NotPetya virus, reported Nordjyske daily newspaper. “We will not tolerate such malicious cyber activity.  This is a strategy that undermines democratic regimes in the West and we should protect ourselves from it,” Frederiksen stated.

    The cyber-attack occurred in June 2017 against computer systems of Italy, Israel, USA, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and several other countries. The …

  • Ukraine intends to create cyber forces within its Army

    Ukrainian authorities are considering the possibility of creating special cyber-forces in the ranks of the country's Armed Forces, stated Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov at the opening ceremony of the Cyber Threat Response Center.

    "Modern warfare is impossible without cyber defense and without cyber-attacks. We are giving serious consideration to the issue that was reported by the General Staff about the creation of Cyber Forces …

  • Media: Cyber-attacks on Dutch banks were carried out from Russian servers

    The cyber-attacks that affected the three largest Dutch banks were carried out from Russian servers, as reported by De Telegraaf daily newspaper, citing the ESET Company which specializes in digital security.

    "This does not necessarily mean that the perpetrators are also in Russia – they can be anywhere," specialists note.

    According to the company, hackers used a so-called botnet, a network of infected computers.  They remotely sent signals from devices using the Zbot program to visit certain …

  • US Congressman proposes creation of National Russian Threat Response Center

    US Congressman Joseph Kennedy from Massachusetts proposed the creation of a National Russian Threat Response Center. The relevant bill is published on the congressman’s website.

    “The center will be responsible for synchronizing and analyzing information pertaining to Russia from across the intelligence community, diplomatic channels, and law enforcement agencies,” the document states.

    The authors of the bill propose that the oversight board of the center be staffed by representatives from the …

  • German military will create a Cybernetic and Information Command

    In Germany, a Cybernetic and Information Command will come into existence in early April, as reported by Reuters.

    The new facility will be located in Bonn. Its initial size will be 260 people, but it is planned to bring it to 13.5 thousand people, including strategic military intelligence and communication centers, by July. By 2021, the number of employees of the service will reach 14,500 people, 1,500 seats of which will be reserved for civil contractors.

    The Minister of Defense of the …

  • France will abandon electronic voting during the elections due to the threat of cyber attacks

    According to RIA Novosti, French authorities have decided not to utilize electronic voting during the upcoming parliamentary elections in June due to the high possibility of cyber threats, as indicated in a statement released by the French Foreign Ministry on Monday.

    It was originally planned to use electronic voting for French citizens living abroad. It was used for the first time during the parliamentary elections in 2012, in one of the constituencies outside France and was successful, with …

  • Republican Senator Lindsey Graham: The U.S. will 'teach Russia a lesson'

    U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham intends to teach Russia a lesson for its alleged cyber attacks during the electoral campaigns of Western countries. "In 2017, you'll get a kick for what you've done," Graham said at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, February 19 while addressing representatives from the Russian delegation. "You will face the consequences of what you have caused the Free World," warned the senator.

    According to Graham, the U.S. Congress will make all efforts to …

  • French authorities accuse Russia of conducting a cyber-campaign against Macron

    French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault suspects Russia of conducting hacker attacks directed at the e-mail of Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron. In an interview with Journal du Dimanche, Ayrault said that "France will not allow its choice to be dictated."

    According to him, Macron, who is the "pro-European candidate" is being subjected to cyber-attacks. "Just look at the other candidates, Marine Le Pen or François Fillon. Russia gives them preferential treatment in the French …