20 August 2017
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Ukraine denies Petya A. malware affected army networks

Major General Volodymyr Rapko, Chief of Main Directorate for Communications and Information Systems at the General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), says the army networks have not been infected with the Petya A. malware, according to an UNIAN correspondent.


"According to official data, no computers or automated workplaces in the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been infected with this virus [Petya A.]," Gen. Rapko told a briefing on August 8.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 27, Ukrainian government institutions, facilities of financial, energy and transport sectors, as well as private enterprises, underwent a massive cyber attack via the Petya.A ransomware, which blocked operations of individual PCs and computer networks.

Ukrainian cyber police continue the investigation into the details of the latest attack, stressing that it was Russian-speaking hackers who stood behind it. 

Tags: Ukraine, army, communications, cyberdefenses

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