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Entertainment Microsoft marks destructive "malware" in computer systems of Kiev

15:02  16 january  2022
15:02  16 january  2022 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Ukraine-Cyber-Microsoft: Microsoft marks destructive "malware" in Kiev

MICROSOFT REPÈRE DES computer systems © Reuters / Mike Segar Microsoft benchmark destructive "malware" Kiev

Computer Systems (Reuters) - Microsoft announced Saturday in a blog having identified destructive malware (malware) in computer systems belonging to several Ukrainian government agencies and organizations working closely with Kiev.

Among the victims include agencies providing critical services or emergency functions, added the American giant of the software, as well as a SSII managing websites for public and private sectors, including Ukrainian government agencies. Sites have been disturbed this week by an IT attack taking the form of threatening messages.

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Microsoft has not given the identity of the SSII.

The American group, which detected Thursday the malware, said that the attacks had not exploited a possible vulnerability of its products and services.

Ukrainian government websites have been victims of a massive cyberattack, forcing the display of messages calling the Ukrainians to "be afraid and wait for the worst". Some of these sites were inaccessible Friday morning and Kiev opened an investigation.

Reuters reported Saturday that Ukraine suspected a group of computing hackers linked to Belarus secret services.

The malicious software, disguised as extortion software (ransonmware), blocks the computer system if it is activated by the attacker, Microsoft said, adding that he would continue to work with the world of cybersecurity to identify and attend Targets and victims.

(Anirudh Saligrama in Bangalore, Gilles Guillaume for the French version)

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