About 60 computers in the office of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk and Ukrainian embassies have been exposed to a hacker attack from Russia, Britain’s Financial Times newspaper has reported, citing NATO.
The online security firm Symantec said that the attackers had used a Trojan program Snake. It is also known as Ouroboros. This software captures network traffic and gives attackers the opportunity to get remote access to the computer linked to Internet, reads the report.
The cyber attack has also affected embassies in Eastern Europe of at least nine countries including Germany, China, Poland and Belgium.
As reported, the first Snake attack on computer networks of a number of Ukrainian ministries and agencies was reported this spring. Then it was reported that this Trojan had been created by Russian hackers.