The CIA has linked the spread of the virus Petya to Ukraine from the Russian GRU

The cyber attack «virus-the extortioner» Petya.A summer 2017 with a «high probability» it was the Russian Main intelligence Directorate (GRU). This is stated in the secret reports of the Central intelligence Agency (CIA), writes The Washington Post.

According to the newspaper, the hackers used watering hole tactics when hackers infected with the virus site which is most visited by employees of the companies targeted by the attack. According to the founder of Rendition Infosec cybersecurity Jake Williams, the target of the attack of the virus Petya was «undermining the financial system of Ukraine».

The CIA believe that GRU used «virus-extortionist» to hide the government’s involvement in the attack, when the attack has the usual hackers.

«For many days, people were classified Petya.As A real blackmailer. It took some time to realize what he’s doing,» said founder of cybersecurity Technologies Comae Matt Suiche.

The Washington Post notes that more than half of the victims of the virus – Ukrainian objects. From the attack also damaged a computer system Denmark, India and the United States.

The CIA officially declined to comment on this information.




The CIA has linked the spread of the virus Petya to Ukraine from the Russian GRU 13.01.2018

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Январь 13th, 2018 by
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