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Ukrainian Security Firm Warns of Another Massive Global Cyberattack
23 August 2017, 9:58 am

A new wave of cyberattacks could be launched as soon as this week, Ukrainian security firm ISSP warns, pointing out that the main objective would be taking down networks on August 24 when Ukraine celebrates the Independence Day.

ISSP says in a notification posted on its website (translation needed) that it discovered malware on the website belonging to the parent company of Crystal Finance Millennium, an accounting software broadly used across the country by several companies and government departments.

The malware, which doesn’t have a name just yet, has been spotted on the website and could be used to push the infection to clients using the said software. At the time of publishing this article, the page is down, as it appears to have been suspended by the hosting company, likely in an attempt to block the spread of malware.

The security firm says there’s a chance a large-scale attack starts on August 24 ... (read more)

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