Ex-SBU officers, who went over to the side of the FSB, organized hacker attacks on state bodies of Ukraine

The suspicion was reported in absentia to eight former employees of the Ukrainian special service.Hackers attacked the state bodies of Ukraine / photo REUTERSHackers attacked the state bodies of Ukraine / photo REUTERS

Eight former employees of the Security Service of Ukraine , and now officers of the FSB of the Russian Federation, are suspected of committing high treason.

According to the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, they were notified in absentia of the suspicion (part 1 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

“During the investigation, a subdivision of the Federal Security Service of Russia was exposed, whose employees, using the hacker group Armageddon, attack objects of critical information infrastructure of institutions that ensure the proper functioning of the economic and law enforcement systems of Ukraine, as well as its defense capability,” the message says.

Law enforcers have established the involvement of former employees of the Main Directorate of the Security Service of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the commission of such illegal actions. While serving in the SBU, their duties included ensuring counterintelligence protection of the state’s interests in the field of information security, and after treason they provided intelligence and subversive activities against Ukraine in this area.

The investigation obtained evidence that former employees of the Ukrainian special services, using recruited hackers, carried out cyberattacks aimed at unauthorized interference in the work of computers, telecommunication networks of Ukraine, the creation of hidden technical channels of information leakage, the collection of confidential information, including information with limited access, theft of access identifiers and personal data, primarily of law enforcement officers, military units, blocking the work of state and corporate electronic resources, conducting cyber actions in the interests of special and intelligence agencies of the Russian Federation.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine recently exposed the hackers of the Russian FSB , who carried out more than five thousand cyber attacks on government agencies and critical infrastructure facilities in Ukraine.

(C)UNIAN 2021

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