Virus Petya.A not given the opportunity to take possession of private information of citizens – Cyberpolice

The computers that attacked the virus, did not allow criminals to transfer private information from them.

This was stated by the head of the Department of police of National police of Ukraine Sergey Demidyuk in the air “Right to rule”, reports TSN.

“The virus had been aimed solely at blocking system, so it was not a single case of transmission of information to criminals, said Demeduk.

He added, however, that gave the virus the opportunity to capture the username and password of the administrator of the affected computers.

“But it was used exclusively to gain access to computers on this system to be hit,” he assured, Demediuk.

For cyber attacks cyber criminals threatens till 8 years of prison.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 27, Ukrainian banks, energy companies, government Internet resources and local network of the Ukrainian media and other large enterprises has undergone a massive hacker attack from spreading the virus Petya.A, which blocks work of the computer systems. The virus is spreading in Russia, England, India and other countries of Europe and Asia.

Virus Petya.And encrypts the data on the computer and demands a ransom. The security professionals suggest nothing to pay – no keys after paying money to the owners of infected computers do not receive.

The Chairman of the Global programme of the United Nations on cybersecurity Neal Walsh said that investigators still can’t identify the initiators of the recent global cyber attacks, but the strategy of the attackers indicates that not money was the main motive for their actions.

According to the national police for the last two days 1508 legal entities and individuals turned to him, statements about the blockage of the computers who were victims of major hacking attacks, spreading virus Petya.A.