The system of management of the Ukrainian army was protected by the password “123456”

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Photo: Valeriy Melnikov / RIA Novosti

To access the server of the automated control system (ACS) troops “Dnipro” Armed forces of Ukraine for a long time used the password “admin” and “123456”. This was reported by UNIAN with reference to the journalist Alexander Dubinsky.

“Without any special knowledge can freely have access to the switches, routers, workstations, servers, voice gateways, printers, scanners, etc. — that is, to have the opportunity to analyze a vast array of classified information of the Armed forces. Given the size of the leak information to the enemy just a few days to scan the entire network and ASU to create a topology of all networks on genus, and species of troops, the structural units and to use this network to clarify the objectives,” — says the journalist.

According to him, the database specialist Dmitry Vlasyuk who discovered the vulnerability, applied to the Council for national security and defense Council (NSDC), from there, his letter was forwarded to the foreign intelligence Service, and from there came the answer that the system is not in their jurisdiction and advised him to contact other competent authorities. “Come the fourth month, and passwords for access to facilities, servers and computers of the Ministry of defense remain the same: 123654 admin and…” — sums up Dubinsky.

ASU Dnipro — local information system, takia known as a “military Internet”.

In December 2017, “the Ukrainian female hacker movement “Berehynya”” posted in the open access documents including personal data personnel from Centers of information and psychological operations (Cipso) of the naval forces of Ukraine.

In June 2017, hackers attacked major Russian and Ukrainian companies, running the virus-cryptographer Petya. When professionals in the field of cybersecurity has managed to cope with the threat, the attackers released an upgraded version of the malware called NotPetya. Ukrainian and U.S. officials accused Russia of spreading malware, but Moscow has categorically denied such speculation.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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