The SSU liquidated the Kropyvnytskyi bot farm, which created more than 3,000 fake accounts for information sabotage against Ukraine
Cyber specialists of the Security Service neutralized the bot farm in Kropyvnytskyi, which operated for the benefit of the Russian special services.
As a result of investigative and operational actions, the enemy "cell" organizer was detained. He turned out to be a migrant from Zaporizhzhia who moved to the Kirovohrad region after the start of a full-scale invasion.
There, he began mass-creating anonymous social media accounts and selling them through the darknet. He installed the appropriate equipment in a rented apartment in one of the sleeping areas of the regional center.
The average cost of one bot is UAH 200.
It was established that the attacker created almost 3,000 fake accounts, which he planned to sell for a total of more than half a million UAH.
His main "clients" were representatives of the Russian special services, as well as pro-Kremlin propagandists under their control.
The aggressor needed the bots to "disperse" disinformation allegedly on behalf of Ukrainian citizens about the situation at the front, as well as for attempts to discredit units of the Defense Forces.
In this way, the enemy tried to destabilize the internal political situation in various regions of Ukraine in the conditions of war.
Currently, the investigators of the Security Service informed the intruder about the suspicion under Art. 436-2 (justification, recognition as legitimate, denial of armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, glorification of its participants) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
SSU conducted the events under the procedural guidance of the regional prosecutor's office.