Omeljan: the Cyber attack was a test

Омелян: Кибератака была тестовой

The cyber attack affected the majority of Ukrainian companies and banks.

The aim was to probe the weaknesses of the digital infrastructure of Ukrainian companies.

The cyber attack was a test to identify the weaknesses of the digital infrastructure of Ukraine. This position was expressed by the head of the relevant Ministry Vladimir Omelian the channel 112.

“The fact that we were able to establish, it is not exactly was it about money when we talk about the cyber attack. A team of at least 10-20 highly skilled professionals. They worked for 3-4 months minimum. This means that it was a well planned operation. Since there was no financial motivation, and it was not a circle of enthusiasts-Amateurs, that is, we can clearly say that it is the Russian script. It was a test case. The goal was simply to probe the weaknesses of the digital infrastructure of the Ukrainian companies – both private and public,” said Omeljan.

The Minister said that he was convinced that it was a Russian operation, and it is the element of aggression against Ukraine.

Recall that the global hacker attack virus-the extortioner 27 Jun struck IT systems of the companies of Ukraine and some other countries, mostly affecting the Ukraine. The attack targeted the computers of the oil, banking, energy, telecommunications, pharmaceutical companies, the websites of government agencies. 1 July, the SBU said that it had established the involvement of Russian security services to attack the virus.