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Ukraine Sacks Top 2 Cyber Officials in Embezzlement Probe

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Yury Shchyhol, now the former head of Ukraine's SSSCIP (Image: SSCIP)

The Ukrainian government dismissed two top cybersecurity officials as the country's anti-corruption unit probes suspected embezzlement.

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Yury Shchyhol, head of the State Service for Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine, and Viktor Zhora, the deputy head, were fired on Monday.

Their dismissal was first announced by the cabinet's parliamentary envoy, Taras Melnychuk, on Telegram.

Among its many cybersecurity responsibilities, the SSSCIP is responsible for securing Ukrainian government data and communications and protecting critical national infrastructure. The importance of that job has surged since Russia launched a war of conquest against Ukraine in February 2022.

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