Huge cyber-attack at Ukraine organized by Russian intelligence services – advisor to interior minister
A huge cyber-attack at Ukrainian companies on Tuesday has been organized by Russian intelligence services and it is one of the elements of the hybrid war against Ukraine, the advisor to the Interior Minister of Ukraine, MP Anton Gerashchenko has said.
"A huge cyber-attack has been started against Ukraine. It was done under the disguise that it is allegedly a virus… According to the preliminary information, this is an organized system, a kind of training by the Russian intelligence services. The attack aims at banks, media and transport communications," he said on 112.Ukraine TV Channel on Tuesday.
Gerashchenko said that the virus reached computers during several days and even weeks via getting mails.
"Today, at 11:00 [the computers] that were affected by the virus in advance were activated. Thus, this is another example of using cyber-attacks in the hybrid war against our country," he said.
"I think that soon officers of the SBU, the cyber security department of the National Police will unveil the ways how this virus reached the targets and they propose the options to tackle the problem," he said.