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On the morning of December 16, an explosion occurred on the territory of a private house in the village of Pearl, Dnipropetrovsk region. This was reported by the press service of the local National Police.
Investigators, explosives technicians and rescuers worked at the scene. As a result of the incident, no one was injured. The police are investigating the circumstances of the incident.
Local media, citing their own sources, claim that when inspecting the territory, a grenade shank, fragments of a launcher and an empty RPG-22 tube with damaged markings were found. The explosion damaged the barn.
In the courtyard, they also found a folder with a flash drive, which allegedly contained threats to farmers demanding that they pay off a debt in the amount of 4 BTC before the New Year (about $ 187,000 at the time of writing).
Sources said the flash drive had been planted by an unknown man a few minutes before the explosion. The police have not yet commented on this information.
Recall that in October, bitcoin ransomware attacked a large Ukrainian network of pharmacies “ANC”. The cybercriminals hacked into the company’s information security system, blocked the site’s work, and disabled the Internet access for drugstore branches.
According to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, from July to October 2021, they recorded at least six ransomware attacks on large businesses.
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