June 5, 2018 / 7:55 AM / 2 months ago

Ukraine says prevented cyber attack on NATO country embassy

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) prevented a cyber attack on the embassy of a NATO country in Kiev, it said in a statement on Tuesday, without specifying which one.

FILE PHOTO: A man types on a computer keyboard in front of the displayed cyber code in this illustration picture taken March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo

The hackers had used information gleaned from Ukraine’s health ministry to try to launch the attack, the statement said.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; writing by Matthias Williams; editing by John Stonestreet

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