The 25th of March, Cyber Digest


Ukraine will launch a system of national bug-bounties to prevent cyberattacks

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has allowed the involvement of independent IT specialists to prevent cyberattacks. In the near future, the State Special Communications Service will develop an appropriate procedure and launch of a system of national bug-bounties (finding errors in the systems). Due to the approved changes, interference in the operation of information, electronic communication, information and communication systems, electronic communication networks will not be considered unauthorized if such interference is made in accordance with the Procedure for searching and identifying potential vulnerabilities of such systems or networks. See the source

Datagroup has repulsed more than 350 DDoS attacks on the country’s telecommunications network for the first month of the war

Currently, the telecommunications infrastructure of our country is under constant scrutiny by hostile hacker groups. According to the State Special Communications Service, Ukraine has suffered more than 3,000 organized DDoS attacks since the beginning of hostilities. The record was 275 DDoS attacks per day. The most powerful at its peak exceeded 100 Gbps.
Datagroup specialists has repulsed more than 350 DDoS attacks on the country’s telecommunications network for the first month of the war: the largest attack – 103.6 Gbps, 28.0 Mpps; the most powerful attack – 27.6 Gbps, 43.0 Mpps; the longest attack – 24 days. Despite all the hacker attacks and attempts to undermine the country’s information security, they were all have repulsed. Currently, all company services are provided on a full-time basis. See the source

The SSU has liquidated the bot farm, neutralized the RAM and detained the pseudo-volunteer

In the Odesa region, SSU cyber specialists blocked a bot farm, through which an “intrusion” had been made with threats of reprisals against members of the Hungarian national minority in Transcarpathia. “Bots”, using sim-cards of Ukrainian operators, sent anonymous messages en masse. They were being received not only by residents of the western regions of Ukraine, but also by residents of other regions. The attackers used special telecommunications equipment in Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, and Vinnytsia. They were led by a native of the capital who is currently hiding abroad. He hired about 20 people who worked in these regions. The work of the bot farm has been stopped, searches are underway. See the source


Canada will provide cyber security equipment to Ukraine and Moldova

This became known after the meeting of the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. “President Putin’s attack on Ukraine is tantamount to an unprecedented attack on democratic principles and a rules-based international system,” – the statement said. Canada, together with the European Union, will provide Ukraine and Moldova with equipment “related to cyber resilience and protection, Internet access and countering misinformation.” See the source

The 25th of March, Cyber Digest