Cyber provocation in Kyiv: Hacked computer projects swastika on shopping mall's stairs amid b-dance fest

11:40, 19 February 2019
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The mall administration apologized to visitors, explaining saying that their computer system had apparently been hacked.

"The administration and staff have no relation to whatever was projected onto the LED-staircase, and in no way does it support such act. Now we are actively searching for those involved in the attack," it said in a statement.

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According to Gorodok Gallery's administrative office, it was not the first time a cyber breach took place.

As reported earlier, Ukraine is believed to be a testing ground for cyberattacks, many of which are launched from Russia. Hackers have earlier targeted critical energy infrastructure, state institutions, banks, and large businesses.

This time, it appears, hackers aimed to feed the Kremlin's narrative of "Nazis in power in Ukraine" and create a relevant hype-driving viral story for Russian media to spread it worldwide.

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