On the eve of the presidential elections in Ukraine, phishing attacks on Government Internet resources were activated.
According to the Head of the Computer Forensics Laboratory, the intensity of cyber attacks is increasing every year. It is a permanent process and is not necessarily associated with the elections. However, at the moment, the sites of the Central Election Commission, the Presidential Administration, the Cabinet of Ministers and infrastructure departments may be under attack.
In general, the situation with the cyber defense of Governments departments is now much better than a few years ago, since the cyber defense was improved by European financial assistance. Many different projects on quality protection have been funded.
At the same time, the sites of presidential candidates are in the risk zone of hacker attacks on the eve of the elections. It turned out that politicians can simulate the attack of hackers on their resources for the sake of PR to emphasize their importance.