Ukraine accuses an unspecified group of Russian hackers of posting rogue documents on a government document exchange portal.
The Ukrainian authorities said in a statement that the aim of the attack was to contaminate the data on the government portal. It is unclear if this attack was successful and if it suffered damage.
Rogue documents have been provided with the option to execute orders. Malicious parties often use so-called macros to cause harm.
The macro will secretly download a program that can be used to control a computer remotely. This type of attack confirms [ons] An opportunity to link this to spy hacker groups in the Russian Federation, “Ukraine said.
Relations between Ukraine and Russia have been in tension since the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the Russian intervention in the eastern region of Donbas. According to Kiev, 14,000 people have been killed since then.
Ukraine previously accused Russia of committing a “mixed war” against the country, and launched major cyber attacks in addition to conventional military operations. Moscow denies the allegations.
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