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The same hackers who turned out the lights at Ukrainian utilities last December have been running attacks against the same country’s banks over recent months. Security firm ESET reports that the gang slinging the TeleBots malware against Ukrainian banks shares a number of similarities with the BlackEnergy group, which …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How do we know? for realz?

    It's probably not Russia. Those guys seem totally legit. More likely some kids screwing in a basement. Rather kids screws around in a basement with their cell phones, and skateboards, and huluhoops, and their Nutflix, and their warez. All hacking is just some kids, you guys! Didn't you hear the goodly new orange guy? You can trust THAT knowledge. 4shore! *eggplant* *smilie face* *dog poop*

    +++ATH0

  2. Hollerithevo Silver badge

    Ukraine has something even more to fear

    The pro-democracy, anti-corruption groups in Ukraine got very little support from Europe and something from the USA, but now that Trump has an anti-Ukraine, pro-Russia team, Ukraine is probably looking at a very bleak future.

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Re: Ukraine has something even more to fear

      > pro-democracy, anti-corruption groups in Ukraine

      The whole country is just a pie for oligarchs, mobsters, extreme nationalists and possibly the "National Endowment for Democracy", what are you on about? I you expect DEMOCRACY! to spring up like that, especially after ultra-right-wingers were glorified in the "western free press" (complete with explained-away iconography) and are in control of security services, I have got a bridge to sell you.

      They just got visa free travel for Europe as a show of solidarity, that's gotta count for something right?

      > anti-Ukraine, pro-Russia team

      What are you smoking during the day, then? How about "not interested in stirring up trouble in the ex-Soviet zone for the beautiful eyes of neocons".

      "The West" (more like, the Blob) better normalize relationships, and then work from there. The unreal Freedom Fantasms of the up-militarized-by-NATO European supine and "self-interest-free" decision makers is especially disheartening.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So many suspects...

    There are millions of people in Ukraine who are VERY angry with the banks in the latest scandal, in which millions of Ukrainians lost their life savings because the banks essentially just refused to pay out any of the accounts.

    Poroshenko - aka Willy Wonka - has been a huge disappointment. He does done so little about the endemic corruption that even Saakashvili quit. Note, Saakashvili is wanted by Georgia on corruption charges. Not one banker has been investigated, and not one Hrivna has been returned.

    So I suspect this is an internal Ukrainian activity, since there are a lot of very skilled citizens who have either lost lots of money to the banks, or their families have.

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