Ukrainian intelligence’ hackers attack Russian government agencies and large companies

Hackers from the Main Intelligence Directorate (DIU) of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense have attacked the electronic services of several Russian ministries and banking institutions, according to RBC-Ukraine source in the special services.

According to Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) , the disruption is allegedly linked to an accident in the main communication network. However, the source indicates that the cause is a DDoS attack currently being carried out by DIU’s hackers.

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Source: MSN News

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