The 3rd of August, Cyber News


The Ukrainian Startup Fund Allocates Grants of up to $35,000 for Military-tech Projects

These are projects in the field of defense, cyber security, infrastructure reconstruction, education and health care. «It is important for the state to support startups that produce drones, deal with cyber security and develop military technologies. This will help minimize casualties among our military and win the war. The development of military-tech is our priority for the coming years,» said Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov. 1


The Ministry of Digital Affairs of the russian federation Plans to Increase the Cyber Literacy of russians

The Ministry of Digital has launched an all-russian cyber hygiene program. Its purpose is to draw attention to issues of cyber security and the formation of citizens’ skills of safe behavior on the Internet. The three-year program will be implemented as part of the «Information Security» federal project of the «Digital Economy» national program. «The planned cyber hygiene program will be the first project of this scale. It will allow users to learn more about how, for example, to protect themselves and their data, which, in turn, will contribute to reducing losses from cyber attacks,» said Volodymyr Bengin, director of the Cyber ​​Security Department of the Ministry of Digital Affairs of russia. 2

Hackers Attacked Stavropol State Authorities 2 Million Times duringSix Months

The number of hacker attacks on state authorities in the Stavropol Krai reached 2 million during six months. Over the past month, more than 70,000 hackers tried to interfere with the work of information authorities. «Digital technical solutions have been implemented in almost all spheres of life, therefore it is extremely important for us to ensure the security of communication channels, the efficiency of which directly affects the activities of socially significant objects and state institutions,» commented the Minister of Energy, Industry and Communications of the Stavropol Territory Ivan Kovalev. It was previously reported that in 2021, 4 million rubles were allocated for the implementation of the national project «Digital Economy of the russian federation» for Stavropol. 3


The Website of the Office of the President of Taiwan Was Attacked by Hackers

According to Reuters, the website of the administration of the President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen was attacked by foreign hackers on August 2 and went down. Soon the site resumed its work. Against the background of the likely visit of the speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan, the Flightradar website, which tracked her flight, also stopped working. 4

The British Prime Minister’s Election Was Postponed due to a Hacker Attack

Voting for candidates for the position of the head of the government of Great Britain was postponed for ten days due to the risk of a hacker attack. According to the newspaper, ballot papers for the postal vote, which were supposed to be sent to members of the Conservative Party on August 1, have not yet been received. In connection with possible hacking, they can go to the addressees until August 11 inclusive. It is emphasized that the Government Communications Center (GCHQ) issued a warning about the hacker threat. Against this background, the conservatives changed not only the terms, but also the voting procedure – now party members cannot change their choice during the process, the media claims. However, it is noted that despite the innovations, the name of the new prime minister will be announced, as planned, on September 5. 5