While Ukraine cyberattacks amid Russian aggression, it also faces cyber attacks. As its government websites are currently under DDoS attacks. In addition, authorities expressed an increase in “phishing attacks on public institutions and critical infrastructure.”
‘A Special Operation’ ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin
Recently, as The New York Times reported, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered “a special operation”. To allow the country’s armed forces to begin entering Ukraine.
Without a doubt, the attack lasted longer than military force as Ukraine cyberattacks amid was also facing “major internet disruption”. Before the attack, the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine. Issued a statement saying that “government websites are under DDoS attack.
There is a distributed denial-of-service attack against Ukraine
DDoS, or denial of service, resulted in users being unable to access “critical sites” in the midst of the crisis. According to TheNextWeb’s story, authorities noted that the phishing attacks targeted “public authorities and critical infrastructure”. As well as the spread of malware and “attempts to invade.” hacking into networks in both. The public and private sectors to promote acts of vandalism also increased.
Authorities have advised residents to back up all “important information” and start isolating non-critical workstations for now. In addition, ESET, a security company, did its research and noted. That thousands of Ukrainian computers are being attacked by malware.
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Researchers were even able to find “data erasure malware” programmed to corrupt data as well as take over servers. At this point, however, “no specific threat actor” appears to be responsible for the attack.
Netblocks, a global agency that monitors internet disruptions, reported that Kharkiv’s internet was also down.
In addition, Kharkiv is Ukraine’s cyberattack amid the second-largest city, and the internet outage happened shortly after the attack by Russian forces.
Cloudflare, an infrastructure company, also noted that it has seen “a small increase in cyberattacks” directly on Ukrainian government websites. With that, the attack ranges from malware and phishing attacks and includes misinformation.
Telegram, a popular app being used in both Russia and Ukraine, has also been used. In disinformation attacks, but on the messaging app, outlets come from both countries, according to the report. Next Web is “freely posting fake news.”
According to the publication, misinformation can even “lead to confusion about the situation.”