Hackers arrested for DDoS and financial attacks in Ukraine

by | 17-01-2019 | News

The Ukrainian police have arrested a total of 6 hackers operating in two separate groups. One carried out DDoS attacks against news agencies and another stole money from Ukrainian citizens.

The first two hackers have been apprehended for carrying out DDoS attacks against Ukranian news agencies. They developed tools meant to overload websites with data packages. The pair is currently facing up to six years in prison.

The second group of four hackers have stolen over 5 million Hryvnia (around 156,500 EUR) from citizen’s bank accounts by hacking their computers, as reported by The Hacker News.

The suspects carried out their attacks by scanning vulnerable computers on the Internet and infecting them with a custom Trojan malware to take full remote control of the systems.

The malware recorded the login credentials of people’s bank accounts. The hackers could then transfer people’s funds to their own accounts. Read the entire article here.

It is common practice for hackers to first search for the right vulnerabilities in people’s networks, followed by more direct hacking. Knowing which networks and domains are in need of security improvements drastically limits the risks of a data breach. Organisations can request a free quickscan to gain clear insights into their online attack surface. 

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