Russian hacker group has significantly increased number of attacks against Ukraine
One of the most effective Russian hacker groups Gamaredon significantly increased the number of cyber operations against Ukraine in the first half of 2023: however, they are not as successful as before
The State Service for Special Communications informs that the UAC-0010/Gamaredon/Armageddon group includes former "officers" who betrayed the Security Service of Ukraine in Crimea and started working for the Russian FSB in 2014.
According to the State Special Communications Service, Russian hackers of this group increased the number of attacks on Ukrainian resources in the first half of 2023.
"The government's computer emergency response team CERT-UA, which operates under the State Special Communications Service, registered 103 incidents during this period. For comparison, 128 incidents were registered for the whole of 2022 (76 - during the second half of 2022)," the statement reads.
The State Service for Special Communications reports that 54.1% of cyberattacks are on law enforcement-related resources. In addition, Russian hackers have shown interest in all organizations associated with the Ukrainian defense forces.
"The most common tactic of this group is the distribution of malware, while other groups are mostly focused on phishing campaigns," the State Service added.
Earlier, the International Committee of the Red Cross, responsible for monitoring the rules of war, published for the first time rules for civilian hackers involved in conflicts, including the war waged by Russia against Ukraine.