Russian special services tried to penetrate the electronic planning system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: details emerge
SBU cyber specialists uncovered an attempt by Russian special services to penetrate the electronic system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine's operations planning. Russian hackers wanted to penetrate the Ukrainian military network to collect classified intelligence.
This was reported in the official Telegram channel of the Security Service of Ukraine. SBU cyber specialists conducted a defensive operation jointly with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Thanks to the rapid response of the Ukrainian special services, the occupiers failed to gain access to important information about the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, their location, movement, technical support, etc.
"Since the first days of the full-scale war, we have been repelling cyber attacks by Russian special services that are trying to hack our military command and control system and more. The operation we are conducting now is a cyber defence of our army," said Ilya Vitiuk, Head of the SBU Cyber Security Department.
The hacker cyberattack was reportedly carried out by the Sandworm group controlled by Russian military intelligence. According to cyber experts, the Russian hackers wanted to spread "viruses" in the system by capturing Ukrainian tablets on the battlefield. After that, they planned to use the access on these devices to break into the system.
In total, the SBU found almost a dozen hostile spyware programs designed to obtain information from the system.
Cooperation between the SBU and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is ongoing, and the actions of enemy special services are being documented to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The SBU detained in Kherson a collaborator who swore "allegiance to Russia" during the occupation of the city, helped the enemy to carry out mass repressions and participated in the torture of Ukrainians. The occupiers gave him the position of "junior inspector" in a local prison called "isolation facility No. 1", and now he himself faces up to 15 years in prison.
Earlier it was reported that in Donetsk region, law enforcement officers exposed a female agent network whose members worked for the FSB and the Wagner PMC. The enemy group consisted of local women who supported the armed aggression against Ukraine.