SBU cuts sophisticated comm channel between "DPR-LPR" terrorists, their Russian curators

19:53, 04 May 2016
Ukraine
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The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has revealed and halted the uncontrolled international communication channel used by the terrorists in Donbas and blocked the illegal operation of telecom hardware and software station located in Dnipropetrovsk.

SBU cuts comm channel between Donbas terrorists and their Russian curators / Photo from UNIAN

The perpetrator used IP telephony to receive international phone traffic coming from Russia, bypassing the international switching centers.

Then the specialized software and hardware telecom station was used to disguise communications as local calls and forward them to the networks of the Ukrainian mobile operators.

Read alsoLarge-scale raid in three regions: terrorist acts of sabotage group prevented"Telephone numbers that carried traffic routing were used by terrorists from "DPR-LPR” in the temporarily occupied territories [of Donbas] to communicate with their Russian curators," reads the statement.

During a search, the law enforcers seized computers, wireless modems, more than 200 paycards of Ukrainian mobile operators and bank cards of Ukrainian and foreign banks, used to cash the illegally derived proceeds.

Read alsoLocal official in Donbas tries to bribe SBU officer. Gets arrested by SBUPre-trial investigation is under way in a criminal case opened under Part 2 Art. 361 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (unauthorized intervention in the operation of computer networks).

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