Ukraine at the Risk of other Cyber Attack after ‘NotPetya’

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The immense cyber security attack causing global damage previous week, launched through Ukrainian software firms has not ended here. The firm has further confessed on Wednesday that hackers have accessed all the computers connected with its infected accounting software network.

With the passage of time, the depictions regarding the disruptive behavior of the hack are been continuously increasing. Some of the experts named this virus as “NotPetya” that has cost the lost to countless businesses and firms as well as various computers all around the world.

Ukrainian Presidential Administration official has testified that a number of computers affected in the attack is still unclear. Also, the state security service is figuring out the hacker’s intentions for the data collected during the attack.

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Ukrainian police have released a video showing the men capturing the offices of software developer Intellect Service with assault rifles and combat fatigues. The video was released late on Tuesday when updates issued by M.E.Doc accounting software were founded by the cyber security researchers, which were said to have “back door”.

The M.E.Doc is installed in almost 1 million of the Ukrainian computers and are believed to be used in 80 percent of the companies. The interior minister Arsen Avakov has testified that a second cyber-attack has been halted by the police from servers hosting the software.

Chief Executive of the Company, Olesya Bilousova said on Wednesday, “Yes, there was. And the fact is that this back door needs to be closed.”

However, previously the company had negated that its servers were compromised and a backdoor was inserted.

Olesya has further clarified that the computers using the same network as machines using M.E.Doc are at a risk of another attack.

“We need to pay the most attention to those computers which weren’t affected (by last week’s attack),” she said.

“The virus is on them waiting for a signal. There are fingerprints on computers which didn’t even use our product.”

According to the deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration and a former director of Microsoft in Ukraine, Dmytro Shymkiv, the recent evidence has implied that any further attack could be more damaging than the previous.

“I am looking through the analysis that has been done on the M.E.Doc server, and from what I’m seeing, that’s worrying. Worrying is a very light word for this,” Dmytro said.

How many backdoors are still open? We don’t know.”

He ideated that the hackers were able to access the M.E.Doc servers because they are not updated since 2013.

Yet, Shymkiv’s comments were referred to a disk used to store M.E.Doc’s software updates by the Intellect service.

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