Russian hackers attack the mobile devices of the Ukrainian military in order to steal secret information that will help Russia win the conflict with Ukraine. CNN writes about it.
The United States and its allies have warned Kyiv that Russian hackers have developed a special program capable of penetrating Ukrainian military tablets and stealing confidential information from there. Malicious code intercepts information sent from mobile devices to Elon Musk's Starlink satellite system.
Kiev claims that the information received from the allies only confirmed the conclusions of the SBU about a hacker attack by Russia. However, the Ukrainian intelligence service does not know how successful this attack was, since they were unable to block all hacking attempts. The SBU also acknowledged that during the fighting the Russian army seized a number of tablets of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, some of which were handed over to the relevant specialists for hacking and installing malicious software.
According to Ukrainian resources, in early August of this year, the SBU discovered an attempt by Russian hackers to infiltrate the electronic system for planning operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since the Ukrainian experts found about 10 "spyware" already in the system, the attempt was successful. At the same time, Kiev is not sure that they could find all Russian bookmarks in the army system.
As stated, Russian hackers could steal information about the planned actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, locations and routes of movement, technical support, etc. from this system. Last year, Russian hackers hacked Ukraine's Delta command and control system.
Hacker campaign illustrates how war in Ukraine continues to unfold in cyberspace
Paul Chichester, Director of Operations at the UK's National Cybersecurity Centre, said.