Russians tried to hack Ukrainian Artillery Control Program

Ukrainian media reports that Russian hacker group Fancy Bear tried to hacked into the artillery control program of the Armed Forces of Ukraine(AFU), through attacking e-mail of the officer Yaroslav Sherstyuk who is the developer of this program.

According to the Associated Press report, the hackers attempted to break into at least 545 accounts. The target accounts include those of Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko and his son Olexiy, current and former ministers, current and former lawmakers.

In the Medium post, Raphael Satter pointed out that the hackers attempted to hack the Ukrainian artillery control application in April 3, 2015.

"Sherestyuk denied following the CrowdStrike conclusions that his app had been compromised, and Ukraine's Defense Ministry denied its arsenal of howitzers had been damaged to the extent the firm's report claimed." reports Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.

- Christina