SSU opens criminal proceedings over cyberattack on Kyivstar

The Security Service of Ukraine has opened a criminal investigation into a cyberattack on a national mobile operator Kyivstar.

The proceedings were opened under eight Articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine:

  • 361 (unauthorized interference in the operation of information (automated), electronic communication, information and communication systems, electronic communication networks);
  • 361-1 (creation for the purpose of unlawful use, distribution or sale of malicious software or hardware, their distribution or sale);
  • 110 (encroachment on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and inviolability);
  • 111 (high treason);
  • 113 (sabotage);
  • 437 (planning, preparation, initiation and conduct of aggressive war);
  • 438 (violation of laws and customs of war);
  • 255 (establishing, managing a criminal community or criminal organization, participation in it).

One of the leads under the investigation is that russian intelligence services are behind the hacker attack.

Immediately after the incident occurred, our operational and investigative team arrived at the company’s offices to document the attack.

SSU cyber units are working at the scene to provide assistance to Kyivstar and coordinate efforts of all government agencies to restore the network as soon as possible.