Ukrainian officials are reporting that Russian hackers compromised a government file sharing system. The Russian hackers uploaded malicious documents to the file sharing system in an attempt to spread them to other parts of the government. The attack was on a web-based portal used by multiple Ukrainian government agencies to disseminate documents and information. The cyber criminals uploaded documents that if opened on a workstation, would spread malware on the system and allow hackers to gain access to the victim’s computer. Members of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) have linked the attack to a Russian state sponsored group, although they did not identify the group. This is the second Russian cyber-attack reported by the NSDC this week, on Monday they informed the public of DDoS attacks that targeted NSDC websites.
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