The interior Ministry announced on the localization of cyber attacks on their servers

The interior Ministry announced on the localization of cyber attacks on their servers

Moscow. May 12. INTERFAX.RU Servers of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation on Friday has undergone to hacker attack, at the moment, the virus is localized, have informed “Interfax” the official representative of the Ministry Irina Wolf.

“12 may, the Department of information technology, communications and protection of information (GetSize) of the MIA of Russia were recorded by a viral attack on the personal computers of the office under Windows operating system”, — said the Wolf.

According to her, thanks to the timely actions had been blocked by the order of thousands of infected computers, accounting for less than 1%.

“At the moment, the virus is localized. Maintenance work for its destruction and updating of virus protection”, — said the representative of the Ministry of interior.

Earlier in mass media appeared information about the hacker attacks on the computers of the Ministry of interior. According to the media all the computers of the office was blocked. For unlocking the hackers demanded to pay in bitcoins.

The interior Ministry initially on Friday evening worked but at the top was placed a plate with the text: “Dear visitors, we apologize for the inconvenience when working with the website, technical work is underway”.

Around 22:00 the website of the interior Ministry ceased to display the information of the Agency, the Agency explained that the works for its improvement. “Dear site visitors! Currently, work is underway to improve the Internet website of the MIA of Russia”,- said the sign on the portal of the Department. Below are the reference phones of the system and the “Hot line” of the MIA of Russia.

Then the site was reopened, informing on top as the first maintenance.

In “Kaspersky Lab” reported that about 45 thousand attacks cryptography program WannaCry occurred in 74 countries around the world; the greatest contamination covered Russia. According to the company, for decryption the criminals demand a ransom to be paid in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, equivalent to $600.