yYAXssKCQaUWZcXZ79RJTBLvo-c;SfREtjZ9NYeQnnVMC-CsZ9qN6L0 Finance, Economics, Globus, Brokers, Banks, Collateral-Oriano Mattei: Ukraine has been affected by massive cyberattacks targeting the country's government, banks and companies, as well as the capital's airports. Cybersecurity specialists say the attack was the same virus that hit Russian oil company Rosneft.....

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martedì 27 giugno 2017

Ukraine has been affected by massive cyberattacks targeting the country's government, banks and companies, as well as the capital's airports. Cybersecurity specialists say the attack was the same virus that hit Russian oil company Rosneft.....


Ukraine govt, banks & airports hit by mass blackmail virus attack


Ukraine has been affected by massive cyberattacks targeting the country's government, banks and companies, as well as the capital's airports. Cybersecurity specialists say the attack was the same virus that hit Russian oil company Rosneft.
"Our network seems to be down, too, in case you wondered! This picture is on all of the Cabinet computer screens," the country's vice prime minister, Pavel Rozenko, posted on Facebook, along with a picture of a computer starting up after an apparent error.
"Computers aren't functioning in the government building," the Kiev authorities told Interfax-Ukraine news agency. Security forces said that the intelligence services are looking into the cyberattacks.
Ukraine's Intl Boryspil Airport in Kyiv now apparently under cyberattack. Flights maybe delayed says acting director https://www.facebook.com/rjabikin.pavel/posts/10208725775854681?pnref=story 
A blackmail encryption virus was apparently used in the attack. Screenshots of affected computers posted online show screens demanding $300 worth of bitcoin as ransom for the encrypted data.
Banks and other financial institutions have been warned about the attack, the Ukrainian National Bank said.
Borispol and Kiev airports have suffered damage to their local computer networks, and the arrival and departure displays on the Borispol website are offline. Air navigation systems are working without delays, however, and planes are arriving and departing on time, airport officials said.
Aircraft maker Antonov has confirmed it was also hit, although a company spokesman did not specify the extent of the damage, Reuters reports.
The head of Ukraine national energy company Ukrenergo said the hack poses "no real threats" to the country's energy systems, though he admitted that his employees would not be showing “record productivity,”“except IT specialists, who have a sleepless night ahead of them.”
The hacks haven't affected the Ukrainian energy system, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry reported.
Specialists are now looking into the hacking attacks, as well as the level of threat.
The CEO of TV and radio company Lux has said that Channel 24 has been hit by the attack, with part of its computer equipment affected.
Experts from the Moscow-based cybersecurity company Group-IB believe that the same cryptovirus, ‘Petya,’ was used for both the attacks on the Ukrainian companies and facilities and the latest hacks on the Russian companies Rosneft and Bashneft, Interfax reports.
A new -like massive attack on Russian and Ukrainian   discovered. More countries expected  
The virus infects computers using the same means as the WannaCry ransomware that hit computers all around the globe in mid-May, Group-IB says.
Some 80 companies in Russia and Ukraine have been hit by the attack, according to Group-IB cited by Russian media. Companies such as Mars, Nivea and Auchan are currently affected by the virus.

da "rt.com"

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