Ukrainian Security Service Says It Prevented Cyberattack Ordered
April 28, 2021
Ukraine's SBU security service says it has arrested a local
resident suspected of planning a Russian-ordered cyberattack on
Ukrainian state institutions.
"The attack targeted central and local governments, and the aim
was to block the operation of information and critical
infrastructure facilities," an SBU statement said.
STB operatives ”established that the special services of the
Russian Federation acted through a resident of [the southeastern
Ukrainian city of] Zaporizhzhya,” the statement said.
The SBU said the hacker was meant to send a disguised file
containing spyware to Ukrainian officials.
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) did not immediately
respond to a request for comment.
month, the SBU said it had prevented a large cyberattack by
Russian hackers aimed at classified government data.
Ukraine has previously accused Russia of orchestrating
cyberattacks as part of a "hybrid war" against Ukraine. Russia
Relations between Ukraine and Russia have been tense since
Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and its
involvement in a conflict in Ukraine's east.
Kyiv, its Western allies and NATO have accused Russia of a
provocative troop buildup on Ukraine's eastern border and in
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