Kiev, Ukraine – The National Cybercrime Unit of Ukraine took the servers belonging to a small business in the middle of a global malware epidemic after the “new activity” that was detected there, said, the service at dawn Of Wednesday.
The announcement raised the possibility that cyber-hackers of last week trying to sow chaos.
Tax software company M. E. Doc was shooting to “immediately stop the uncontrolled proliferation” of malware.
In a series of messages, cybernetic spokeswoman Yulia Kvitko suggested that M. E. Doc had sent or prepared to send a new update and added that quick action prevented further harm.
“Our experts have stopped in time,” he said.
It was not immediately clear how or why hackers could access the servers of ME Doc. The company was the subject of special attention from cyber security authorities and researchers since it was identified as the zero patient of the epidemic, which paralyzed the Computers from several multinational companies and eliminated ATMs, gas stations and bank branches in Ukraine.
The company did not respond to the AP’s messages, but in several statements posted on Facebook, it defied accusations that its poor security helped to sow the malware epidemic.
Cyber police chief Col. Serhiy Demydiuk previously told AP that Doc M. E. owners would be brought to justice, but Kvitko said there had been no arrests.
Adding to the intrigue, the bitcoin-related hackers portfolio that led the epidemic was emptied at the same time as the police announcement.
Kaspersky Lab researcher Aleks Gostev said on Twitter that some digital currency is being sent to text storage sites, suggesting the possibility of some kind of future return.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian officials began to count the cost of the epidemic.
Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan told the AP that his department had committed “millions” of costs, including hundreds of workstations and two of its six servers have been eliminated.