Jump to content
  • Sign Up
Sign Up To Remove Ads! | Purchase An Ad Slot!
Sign in to follow this  
ESET

Police seize servers of Ukrainian software firm after cyber attack

Recommended Posts

Ukrainian police on Tuesday seized the servers of an accounting software firm suspected of spreading a malware virus which crippled computer systems at major companies around the world last week, a senior police official said.

The head of Ukraine's Cyber Police, Serhiy Demedyuk, told Reuters the servers of M.E.Doc - Ukraine's most popular accounting software - had been seized as part of an investigation into the attack.

Though they are still trying to establish who was behind last week's attack, Ukrainian intelligence officials and security firms have said some of the initial infections were spread via a malicious update issued by M.E.Doc, charges the company's owners deny.

The owners were not immediately available for comment on Tuesday.

Premium Service, which says it is an official dealer of M.E.Doc's software, wrote a post on M.E.Doc's Facebook page saying masked men were searching M.E.Doc's offices and that the software firm's servers and services were down.

Premium Service could not be reached for further comment.

Cyber Police spokeswoman Yulia Kvitko said investigative actions were continuing at M.E.Doc's offices, adding that further comment would be made on Wednesday.

The police move came after cyber security investigators unearthed further evidence on Tuesday that the attack had been planned months in advance by highly-skilled hackers, who they said had inserted a vulnerability into the M.E.Doc progamme.

Ukraine also took steps on Tuesday to extend its state tax deadline by one month to help businesses hit by the malware assault.

Researchers at Slovakian security software firm ESET :gsbrnint: said they had found a "backdoor" written into some of M.E.Doc's software updates, likely with access to the company's source code, which allowed hackers to enter companies' systems undetected.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-attack-ukraine-police-idUSKBN19P1YF?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just 3 days ago Russia was blamed

Ukraine: Russian security services were behind cyberattack

Ukraine accused the Russian security services Saturday of planning and launching a cyberattack that locked up computers around the world earlier this week.

The Ukrainian security agency, known as the SBU, alleged in a statement that similarities between the malicious software and previous attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure revealed the work of Russian intelligence services.

 

http://www.waow.com/story/35794118/ukraine-alleges-russian-security-services-behind-cyberattack

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Robomont said:

so op is saying hes a slovakian security company posting news regularly on here?

Read it all. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im sorry cinnamon.i did but must have missed something.is eset and op eset same company.is eset software and eset op same thing.its vague in my mind or coincidence.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Robomont said:

so op is saying hes a slovakian security company posting news regularly on here?

He, he no it was a joke, just using their AV name :gsbrnint:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.