Ukraine blocks “massive” cyberattack attributed to Russia

Ukraine blocks “massive” cyberattack attributed to Russia

Ukrainian authorities have said that they have stopped a large-scale cyberattack attributed to Russia.

Although details of the attack have been vague, The Security Service of Ukraine described the event as a “cyberattack on the information and telecommunication systems”.

It reportedly occurred after an email containing counterfeit accounting documents infected with a virus led to interference with judicial information systems and the theft of official information. The country’s security agency has also said that the attack was connected to Russian IP addresses.

Ongoing tensions that have existed between Russia and Ukraine since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 escalated at the end of last month when Russia seized three Ukrainian vessels and 24 sailors after they allegedly violated Russia’s maritime border in the Black Sea.

By Ellen Daniel

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