Cyber specialists of the SBU neutralized a Russian hacker attack on the electronic systems of the residential infrastructure in one of the border regions of Ukraine.
Through the Wi-Fi network of apartment buildings, hackers wanted to remotely connect to the video surveillance system for the territory of residential complexes, nearby roads, etc. Thus, they planned to have a hidden channel to collect information about the situation in the city.
The aggressor was also interested in information on the residence addresses of Ukrainian law enforcement officers and the possible movement of military equipment.
However, the SBU employees acted in advance and promptly exposed the attempt of the occupiers to carry out reconnaissance and subversive activities in the border region.
According to operational data, a hacker group from Russia controlled by the special services of the Russian Federation, which specializes in hacking electronic systems of infrastructure facilities, was involved in the cyber attack.
The Security Service of Ukraine warns that such attacks by the enemy may occur in the future, so it calls on citizens to be careful, to pay more attention to the security of their computer networks, to use complex passwords for this and to change them periodically.
On the basis of the collected facts regarding this case in the border region, the issue of opening criminal proceedings under Art. 361 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (unauthorized interference in the work of information (automated), electronic communication, information and communication systems, electronic communication networks).
Comprehensive actions are underway to establish all the circumstances of the crime and bring the culprits to justice.
The SBU appeals to Ukrainians to be vigilant and immediately report suspicious cases to the competent authorities of our state.