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Ukraine: cyberattack targets army and bank websites


A powerful DDOS attack targeting several Ukrainian resources has been observed since the afternoonthe State Service for Special Communications said in a statement.

The government’s Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security pointed the finger the aggressor – an expression generally used to refer to Russia – in a statement posted on Facebook.

The attack was directed against the websites of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which were inaccessible, as well as against the banks Privatbank and Oshchadbank, whose online services were disrupted.

These two banking institutions resumed their work in the evening.

A group of specialists […] cybersecurity takes all necessary measures to […] locate the cyberattackprovided the State Service for Special Communications.

This new incident comes at a time when, following intense diplomatic exchanges and the threat of sanctions, Russia, suspected of preparing an invasion of Ukraine, announced on Tuesday the withdrawal of some of its military units massed at the borders. of this country, officially to carry out maneuvers there.

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Westerners called the announcement a positive sign, but stressed they were waiting for it to be acted upon.

A large computer attack targeting strategic Ukrainian infrastructure in order to disrupt the authorities is one of the scenarios mentioned as being the harbinger of a classic military offensive.

In January, Ukraine had already been the target of a major cyberattack against a number of government websites. The authorities then claimed to have evidence of Russian involvement.

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