• 28/05/2024 19:35

The State Service for Special Communications warns about the threat of cyber attacks for defense forces

Hackers are trying to gain access to the computers of military personnel.

The State Special Communications Agency warns about the threat of cyber attacks for the Defense Forces

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The UA government team, operating under the State Special Communications Agency, reports increased activity of the UAC-0184 group, which is trying to gain access to the computers of military personnel in order to steal documents and messenger data.

This was reported by the State Service for Special Communications.< /p>

This was reported by the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine.

< p>Yes, attackers use popular instant messengers, social networks and other platforms for dating and communication to distribute malware. Their methods include:

  • accompanying bait messages: for example, about the opening of enforcement proceedings/criminal proceedings;
  • video of combat;
  • request for acquaintance, etc.;
  • files (archives) with a request for help in opening/processing them.

As noted in department, attackers use such malicious programs to steal and download data from a computer, in particular messages and contact information of the Signal messenger, which is quite popular among the military.

“Any reckless online activity of a military personnel (for example, publishing a photo on military uniform) makes it easier for attackers to identify priority targets for attacks,” the department notes.

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