Virus BugBear. B attacked computer networks of the Ukrainian government
By Vladimir Golubev
Date: June 11, 2003
The Ukrainian government has suffered from the new computer virus BugBear.B last week.
In particular, State Office of Public Prosecutor and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs have officially confirmed that their computer networks have been attacked with a new virus.
The computer network of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has been disconnected for few days in connection with a threat of viruses.
Similar problems have concerned the State Office of Public Prosecutor (SOPP), officials have found necessary to inform everyone who has e-communication with SOPP about a new virus. The virus sent to the State Office of Public Prosecutor on Thursday, has been automatically distributed to all addresses contained in a database. Now the consequences of virus are liquidated.
Besides, other central ministries, departments and various commercial enterprises of Ukraine have suffered from a new virus. At the same time, the virus has not struck the departments having serious protection and VPN.
Computer Crime Research Center
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