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Ukraine: Massive Cyberattack Possible Before Champions League Final


People take photographs in Independent Square in Kiev, Ukraine, May 23, 2018.

Ukraine's state security service (SBU) on Wednesday warned of a possible cyber attack on state bodies and private companies ahead of the Champions League soccer final in Kiev on Saturday.

The SBU is particularly concerned that critical infrastructure appears to be a target and believes Russia is behind the possible attack.

"Security Service experts believe that the infection of hardware on the territory of Ukraine is preparation for another act of cyber-aggression by the Russian Federation, aimed at destabilizing the situation during the Champions League final," it said in a statement.

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