Ukraine warns Russian hackers may be preparing for major strike

June 28, 2018

Via: The Hill

Russian hackers are targeting Ukrainian companies with malware that could precede a larger attack, Ukraine’s cyber police chief warned Tuesday.

Serhiy Demedyuk, Ukraine’s cyber police chief, told Reuters that Russian hackers are infecting computers at Ukrainian banks and energy firms. The malicious software includes a “back door” that he believes allows for a larger, coordinated cyberattack.

“Analysis of the malicious software that has already been identified and the targeting of attacks on Ukraine suggest that this is all being done for a specific day,” Demedyuk said.

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