Partner intelligence agencies uncover Russia’s cyber-attacks on web resources of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons — Security Service of Ukraine


*read this text in Ukrainian*

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has repeatedly reported partner intelligence services on detected, localized and prevented cyber-attacks, initiated by RF special services.

Only during 2018, in pursuit of the tasks of the Russian intelligence services, intruders carried out thirty-five cyber-attacks on Ukrainian automated systems and databases of critical infrastructure objects in the fields of energy, transport, communication, banking, etc. The Security Service of Ukraine identified five hacker groups and nine people who were involved in Russian cyber-attacks special services.

The other day, a colleague from the special services of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom revealed a large-scale cyber-attack of the officers of the General Staff of the Russian Defense Ministry against the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The disclosure of the special operation of the special services of the Russian Federation on the territory of the EU is another confirmation of the destructive activity of Moscow not only on the territory of Ukraine, but also the spread of the hybrid aggression of the Kremlin to other states.

The Security Service of Ukraine stresses that the government and the RF security forces shelter their cybercriminals from responsibility for the crimes committed and actually cease to comply with their international obligations. Such irresponsible and destructive behavior is unacceptable for a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

An investigation by European colleagues has once again shown that cyber-terrorism and cyber-espionage have become one of the key tools of the Kremlin’s aggressive policy against the civilized world.

Press Center of the Security Service of Ukraine