On October 25, CyberBerkut website published a misguiding message: “We, CyberBerkut, declare that we have control over the cyber space of Central Election Commission of Ukraine. And today in the day of silence before the election to the Parliament, we have hindered the functioning of the electronic system of vote counting”.
As evidence they posted an alleged screenshots of CEC and Vyborkom websites.
This declaration is not true. CEC website was not blocked on October 25 or 26. It functioned and continues to function.
The head of CEC Mikhail Okhendovskii acknowledged, that hackers attacked commission’s servers, but failed, he also assured that they will continue to fail in future.
“All CEC resources are functioning as usual, their security level is high enough to protect them from the intelligence services of the developed countries,” stated the official.
While Vyborkom website has nothing to do neither with CEC nor with the elections. It was created for monitoring of the last election and training of election commission members, it was removed from CEC not long ago.