KYIV, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine sacked two senior cyber defence officials on Monday, a government official said, as prosecutors announced a probe into alleged embezzlement in the government’s cyber security agency.
Yurii Shchyhol, head of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine (SSSCIP), and his deputy, Viktor Zhora, were dismissed by the government, senior cabinet official Taras Melnychuk wrote on Telegram.
Melnychuk, the cabinet’s representative to parliament, did mention the reasons for the dismissals. Neither man nor their lawyers could be reached for comment.
The SSSCIP is responsible for securing government communications and defending the state from cyber attacks.
News of the firings came less than an hour before anti-corruption prosecutors said they were investigating the head and deputy head of the SSSCIP over their alleged roles in a six-person plot to…
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