Ukraine suspects that Cyber Attack on Black Sea TV was from Russia


Security Service of Ukraine, well known as SBU has officially declared that it has blocked a cyberattack targeted on the servers of Black Sea TV and a radio company. A source from the law enforcement authority of Ukraine said that the suspect behind the attack was Russia.

The attack was launched to disrupt the control and backup response of the Black Sea TV servers says SBU via Facebook. The agency added in its social media posts that malicious software was behind the disruption. However, it did not disclose any details of the state-funded attack.

Cybersecurity forces managed to neutralize the attack in time and so the effect was not felt by the patrons of the broadcast company.

Meanwhile, in a meeting held on Aug 13th this year, the head of the National Security and Defense Council (RNBO) declared that a reform of the Ukraine Security Service was on cards and will be done as per the advise of an international advisory group composed of council members related to European Union, NATO and United States.

Oleksandr Danylyuk, the RNBO Secretary released the statement on an official note on his social media account and added that the revamp was being done to make the functions of counterintelligence and combat terrorism stronger along with the potential to thwart cyberattacks of any range from adversaries.

As SBU happens to employ more than 30K employees, it can be touted as the largest intelligence service in the whole of Europe Continent.

Ivan Bakanov, the SBU Chief and Ruslan Ryaboshapka, the deputy head of the Presidential Office confirmed the news and admitted that the reforms will take place in such a way that some high-ranking officers might feel the heat.

However, Danylyuk confirmed that the changes will take place in such a way that the public trusts the government by understanding the actions to the core.

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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