Presidential Election Attacks (Part 2)
Wave of cyberattacks to disrupt/manipulate the 2014 Ukrainian Presidential Elections. The attacks were described as “among the most dangerous cyberattacks yet deployed to sabotage a national election.” The campaign consisted of three separate attacks:
Event 2. On election day 40 minutes prior to election results, Ukrainian cybersecurity experts removed malware from Central Election Commission computers. The malware aimed to fake results and portray the far-right candidate as the winner with 37% and Poroschenko at 29%. While the attack failed, Channel 1 Russia displayed these results.