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Ukraine: We prevented second cyberattack


Unnamed source: 

The ME Doc software update was at least one of the vectors for the Petya malware variant attack last week

From Facebook:

Ukrainian cyber police prevented another attack by malware virus according to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

“The attack was stopped. The servers were removed along with cyber criminals impact’s traces obviously rooted from Russian Federation,” Avakov stated in a Facebook post late Tuesday. “Until [3 pm], cyber police blocked the mailing and activation of the virus from the servers of the information system M.E. Doc.”

Last week a cyberattack hit global energy and transport companies. The malware originally targeted Ukraine to destroy data and hurt IT systems.

The evidence pointing directly at a deliberate Russian Federation cyber attack against Ukraine builds. 

Hopefully, we will see the first state prosecution against a sovereign state for a state-sponsored cyber attack. 

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Ukraine: We prevented second cyberattack

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says that authorities have avoided a second cyberattack. The announcement suggests that the effort to wreak electronic havoc across Ukraine is ongoing.

Ukraine is still trying to find its feet after scores or even hundreds of businesses and government agencies were hit by an explosion of data-scrambling software on June 27.

Avakov said in a statement posted to his Facebook page that what he described as the second stage of that malware attack had been timed to hit its peak at 4 p.m. Ukraine time on Tuesday.

Avakov said that, like the first attack, Tuesday’s originated from the Ukrainian tax firm M.E. Doc.

Wednesday’s announcement adds clarity to Cyberpolice’s midnight announcement that they had raided M.E. Doc and seized the company’s servers.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says that authorities have avoided a second cyberattack. The announcement suggests that the effort to wreak electronic havoc across Ukraine is ongoing.

Ukraine is still trying to find its feet after scores or even hundreds of businesses and government agencies were hit by an explosion of data-scrambling software on June 27.

Avakov said in a statement posted to his Facebook page that what he described as the second stage of that malware attack had been timed to hit its peak at 4 p.m. Ukraine time on Tuesday.

Avakov said that, like the first attack, Tuesday’s originated from the Ukrainian tax firm M.E. Doc.

Wednesday’s announcement adds clarity to Cyberpolice’s midnight announcement that they had raided M.E. Doc and seized the company’s servers.

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/ukraine-prevented-cyberattack-48445358

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