Security service busts Russia-backed bot farm attacking Crimea Platform

Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) detained four Kyiv residents suspected of operating a bot farm to spread disinformation about the Crimea Platform summit on social media.

The suspects used 15,000 fake online accounts, the so-called bots, to write disparaging content about the results of thesummit, posing as ordinary users of Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, SBU said on Aug. 28.

According to SBU, the alleged cybercriminals were backed by Russia. They received money from its territory through electronic payment systems that are banned in Ukraine. According to Ukraine’s National Bank, Ukrainians are not allowed to use Russian online payment systems like Webmoney, YooMoney, Qiwi Wallet and Wallet one.

Security service busts Russia-backed bot farm attacking Crimea PlatformRead More
Topics: Cybersecurity, Cyberwar, International, News, Policy making
Scroll to Top
Everything you ever wanted to know about Ukraine's digital industries
Conveniently delivered to your mailbox, every week
  • Latest industry news
  • Information on startups in Ukraine
  • Market data and reports
  • Interviews with key players
  • Upcoming events
  • Recommended services
* we never share your details with third parties.