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In the US, accused Ukrainian hackers in the implementation of cyber attacks on the website of the election commission in Tennessee

In the US, accused Ukrainian hackers in the implementation of cyber attacks on the website of the election commission in Tennessee

The cyberattack, recorded on the website of the election commission in the US state of Tennessee, was produced from a computer whose IP address is registered in Ukraine. This today, May 13, citing the news agency CBS reports the TV channel “360”.

As the chief information officer of the Knox County, David Ball, said, there was somebody’s intent behind this event, since all indirect evidence, especially the simultaneity of malicious implementation from the Ukrainian IP-address, indicates exactly this.

He also noted that the attack was effective. As a result of unauthorized intervention, the site went down. David Ball clarified that the cybercinendent was accompanied by an unusually large number of users who simultaneously requested access to the resource.

However, the report says that the website received requests for access from approximately 100 countries around the world, and the senior director of information and technology of the County of Knox, Richard Moran, said that although intensive traffic came from foreign servers, that the attacker was in another country.

Rice University computer science professor Dan Wallach notes that the Internet has a large amount of background traffic and it would be difficult to find its origin, because the attackers hide their location very well.

Author: Konstantin Lipavsky

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