Russian hackers target transport, telecoms and public sector

12 July, 07:24 PM
Russian hackers are not averse to attacks on civilian targets in Ukraine (Photo:News Mag / Flickr)

Russian hackers are not averse to attacks on civilian targets in Ukraine (Photo:News Mag / Flickr)

Russian hackers made more than 1,300 cyber-attacks on Ukraine in the first half of 2022, most often targeting transport, telecommunications and the public sector, the State Service for Special Communications reported on July 12, citing the CERT-UA (Computer Emergency Response Team) anti-hacker group.

The department notes that Russian hackers "don’t shy away from hitting civilian targets."

The Russian hackers’ favored targets for attack were:

  • State and local authorities
  • Security and Defense Sector
  • Energy sector
  • Financial sector
  • Commercial sector
  • Telecom sector and developers
  • Transport industry

The most common type of cyber-attack is the planting of malicious code. Other popular attack types include:

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  • attempting to take control of sites
  • exploiting known vulnerabilities
  • cutting off accessibility
  • fraud

Earlier, the energy holding DTEK, which belongs to Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetovannounced that its IT infrastructure had been targeted in a cyber-attack by the Russian Federation.

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