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A group of Russian hackers tried to make hacking the website of the Studio “Kvartal 95”, which was founded by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. It is reported by the American edition of the New York Times.
About the attack, the newspaper said specialising in cyber security the company Area 1 of the Silicon valley. According to her, the attempted hacking are hackers at work in the Main Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces, better known by the former name of chief intelligence Directorate (GRU).
The attack on the Studio “Quarter-95” was held in the new year’s eve meant a phishing attempt to steal usernames and passwords employees through the transition to a fake website of the Studio. According to Area 1, the main goal of Russian hackers was to get the message from e-mail Ivan Bakanova, head of the company Zelensky, since August, 2019, who headed the security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
According to the New York Times, these same hackers attacked the Ukrainian gas company Burisma in November 2019. According to preliminary information, they were looking for potential dirt on the son of Joe Biden, one of the participants of the presidential race in the United States and former Vice President.
Area 1 noted that the attack resembles the hacking of the servers of the national Committee of the US Democratic party in 2016. The hacking blame laid on Russia. Moscow denies these accusations.
Kvartal 95 producer Studio based Zelensky in 2003 with the participation of players in the WHC. Most known for the TV series “servant of the people”, in which the Ukrainian leader was played by the teacher who won the presidential elections in Ukraine. The company has also directed such television shows as “Good jokes” with Michael Schatz, the series “Matchmakers”, the Comedy “8 appointments” and “Love in the big city 3”.
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