Ukraine President enforces Information Security Strategy

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Amid extreme concerns related to cyber warfare from Russia, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky announced a new information security strategy policy was launched and came into effect early this week.

Article 107 of the Constitution of Ukraine proposed a new security strategy for the country’s information systems on October 15,2021 and was waiting for the whole parliaments nod till date.

Yesterday, the Ukraine president pronounced a relevant decree, bringing the articulated decision into full effect.

Now, to those uninitiated, United States and United Kingdom on a combined note sent a team of cybersecurity experts to Ukraine in order to secure their critical infrastructure from Russia’s cyber attacks.

The concern was that the digital attack could trigger a third world war as attacks between two nations could encourage other nations to take sides and launch nuclear attacks, leading to devastation worldwide.

On the other hand, law enforcement agencies of Ukraine arrested over 51 people in connection with a data scam of selling information related to over 300 million people in countries like United States, and Europe.

Cyberpolice Department of the National Police of Ukraine reportedly seized about 100 storage servers containing 90GB information of Ukraine, US and European populace. The data includes surnames, names, addresses, contact numbers, email Ids and in some cases vehicle-registration details that are to be sold in marketplaces vying to collect such data for hacking, analytics and advertisement purposes.

Ukraine’s Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) arrested over 5 suspects to be gang members of an international Phoenix hacking group known to infiltrate mobile devices. The arrests were made from Kyiv and Kharkiv, along with Lviv, where a 3 member gang involved in siphoning of money from Cryptocurrency wallets in fraudulent ways were also arrested.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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