Ukraine Was Hit by DDoS Attacks from Hacked WordPress Sites

Ukrainian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) said that Ukraine was hit by large-scale DDoS attacks. CERT-UA has published a report on ongoing DDoS attacks on Ukrainian websites and a government web portal. Unknown attackers compromise WordPress sites and inject malicious JavaScript code into the HTML structure. The script is base64 encoded to avoid detection like… Continue reading Ukraine Was Hit by DDoS Attacks from Hacked WordPress Sites

Hacker groups split up: some of them support Russia, others Ukraine

Amid the backdrop of the barbaric invasion of the Russian army into the territory of Ukraine, hacker groups split into two camps: some declared that they supported the actions of the Russian authorities, while others, on the contrary, sided with Ukraine. Bleeping Computer says that there has been a serious split in the hacker community.… Continue reading Hacker groups split up: some of them support Russia, others Ukraine

Microsoft discovered the WhisperGate wiper attacking Ukrainian users

Microsoft says it discovered a destructive attack on Ukrainian users using the WhisperGate wiper, which tried to impersonate a ransomware, but in fact did not provide victims with data recovery options. In fact, the detected threat is a classic wiper, that is, malware designed to deliberately destroy data on an infected host. WhisperGate wiper Such… Continue reading Microsoft discovered the WhisperGate wiper attacking Ukrainian users

Most likely russian hackers defaced Ukrainian government websites

Hackers defaced several Ukrainian government websites: the attack occurred on the night of January 13-14 and affected the websites of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Defense, the State Emergency Service, the website of the Cabinet of Ministers, and so on. The Record notes that all resources have… Continue reading Most likely russian hackers defaced Ukrainian government websites

Ukrainian law enforcement officers arrested members of the hacker group Phoenix

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced the arrest of five members of the international hacker group Phoenix, which specializes in remote hacking of mobile devices and collection of personal data. Law enforcement officers report that the group included five citizens of Ukraine (residents of Kyiv and Kharkiv), and all of them had a higher… Continue reading Ukrainian law enforcement officers arrested members of the hacker group Phoenix

Ukrainian fighters against pirates asked Google to block 127.0.0.1

The TorrentFreak media reports that Vindex, Ukrainian fighters against pirates, representing the interests of TRC Ukraine, sent Google a strange request to remove content from search results. One of the addresses violating the rights of TRC Ukraine pointed to 127.0.0.1, that is, the anti-pirates found prohibited content in their own systems. Journalists note that under… Continue reading Ukrainian fighters against pirates asked Google to block 127.0.0.1

Ukrainian law enforcement discovered a mining farm consisting of thousands of PlayStation 4 consoles

Last week, Ukrainian law enforcement officers discovered a huge mining farm in Vinnytsa after they noticed a large-scale electricity leak. It turned out that the attackers mined cryptocurrency right in one of the former warehouses of Vinnitsaoblenergo JSC, having illegally connected to the network. Law enforcers say that this is an illegal mining farm they… Continue reading Ukrainian law enforcement discovered a mining farm consisting of thousands of PlayStation 4 consoles

Cyber police of Ukraine arrested persons linked with the Clop ransomware

As a result of a joint operation carried out with the assistance and coordination of Interpol by law enforcement agencies and the cyber police of Ukraine, South Korea and the United States, six suspects linked with the notorious Clip ransomware were arrested. Sources close to the investigation told The Record that South Korean police launched… Continue reading Cyber police of Ukraine arrested persons linked with the Clop ransomware

Ukraine’s largest IT company SoftServe has been attacked by a ransomware

One of the largest IT companies in Ukraine, SoftServe (number 2 in the latest DOU.UA rating), was attacked by a ransomware. A number of the company’s services stopped working, according to the AIN.UA publication. The cybercriminals launched a ransomware virus into the system. As a result, a number of SoftServe services stopped working, and the… Continue reading Ukraine’s largest IT company SoftServe has been attacked by a ransomware

Ukrainian cyber police in cooperation with Binance detained operators of 20 cryptocurrency exchangers

Since January 2020, the Ukrainian cyber police began cooperating with one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance. The fact is that exchange experts often detect transactions that potentially are related to financial crimes and fraud, and in order to find and punish those responsible, they need the help of law enforcement agencies. For this,… Continue reading Ukrainian cyber police in cooperation with Binance detained operators of 20 cryptocurrency exchangers