Contents tagged with cyber attack

  • 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 …

  • German security agency found Russian link to cyber-attack against OSCE

    A Russian trace in December’s cyber-attack against the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was discovered by the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Following the attack, OSCE representatives admitted that it is possible for hackers to have gained access to the organization’s secret documents.

    Experts hired by the OSCE blamed the attack on the hacker groups ART 28 and ART 29. ART 28 is also known as Fancy Bear and the ART 29 as Cozy Bear. It is …

  • Ukrainian power company claims that blackouts in Kyiv could have been caused by hackers

    The national power company Ukrenergo announced some possible reasons of failure in automation at the Pivnichna electrical substation that caused blackouts in several districts in Kyiv at midnight on December 18, the company’s press service reported.

    “Hacker’s attack and equipment failure are among the possible causes for the power failures. Law enforcement agencies responded immediately and a thorough investigation of the causes of the accident is being carried out. The public will be informed …

  • Ukrainian MoD's website was hacked

    The website of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense was down on Tuesday due to a cyber attack.

    This was reported by the Ministry of Defense press service, Radio Liberty reports.

    No additional details were provided by the Ministry of Defense.

    "The Security Service of Ukraine claims that the malicious software used in the attack on the website of the State Treasury and the Ministry of Finance on December 6th is the same as the one used in last year's incident that caused a blackout and left hundreds …

  • German media: Russian hackers passed Bundestag documents to WikiLeaks

    In early 2015, a cyber attack took place on the database of the German Bundestag's administration and classified documents belonging to the committee responsible for investigating large-scale surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA) appeared on WikiLeaks, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported, citing a source in German intelligence. The documents first appeared on WikiLeaks on December 1st and are dated from late 2014 to early 2015. The documents had been stored on the …

  • Bipartisan group of Republicans and Democrats calls for probe of Russian role in the 2016 US elections

    A group of senators, both Republicans and Democrats, released a statement in which they called on their colleagues to reject inter-party differences and to work together to develop defense measures against external cyber attacks, Interfax reported.

    The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican John McCain, a member of the same committee, Republican Lindsey Graham, as well as the leader of the Democratic Party in the Senate, Charles Schumer and a Democrat member of the Senate …

  • Trump denies that Russia intervened to help him win the election

    President-elect Donald Trump said that he does not believe the CIA’s report that Russia intervened in the election to help him win.

    Trump told Fox News Sunday, "I think it's ridiculous. I think it's just another excuse. I do not believe it," Reuters reports.

    In addition, the Republican President-elect accused Democrats of leaking media reports as he does not believe that those reports came from the Central Intelligence Agency.

    The Washington Post wrote on Friday, December 9th, that the CIA …