The U.S. government links the power outage in Ukraine with the Russian hacker group

The American government called the failure of power supply in Ukraine in December 2015 hacker attack.

This is stated in the report of the Ministry of internal security of the USA, published on 25 February, reports «Voice of America».

Previously, security experts have already stated that the power outage in Western Ukraine took place on 23 December because of the attack, which is considered the first successful cyber intrusion into the power system offline.

The Department of homeland security does not disclose who is behind the cyber attacks. However American cyber company iSight Partners and other companies link the incident with the Russian group of hackers known as the Sandworm.

The conclusions of the Ministry of internal security of the United States based on interviews with representatives of six Ukrainian organizations affected by outages. However, the report said that the American experts could not independently verify the technical evidence.

Some security experts in the US have sharply criticised the Ministry’s findings.

«If they would come out with this information two months ago and released it, it would be useful, said Robert Lee, Executive Director of the cyber security company Dragos Security — however now they tell things that are already known to us».

Recently, the American media referring to sources in the White house reported that the breakdown of electricity in Ukraine is Russia.




The U.S. government links the power outage in Ukraine with the Russian hacker group 28.02.2016

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