Hackers have around 70 Ukraine government department websites, forcing many of them offline. According to reports, the message on the country’s foreign ministry website was in Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish. All of your personal data have been uploaded to public network. It is impossible to recover .”
any data from the computer.
The page referred to “historical land” with crossed-out versions the Ukraine flag and map. All information about you is now public. Be afraid, and expect the worst. The message said that it was for your past, present, and future. The foreign ministry website was also targeted, as were the state emergency service, the state treasury, and the ministries for education, foreign affairs and sport.
According to the Ukrainian Information Ministry early indications indicate that the Russian Federation was responsible for the attack. The ministry stated in a statement that “this is not the first or even second time that Ukrainian Internet Resources have been attacked since beginning of the Russian Military Aggression.”
The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy claimed that the reference to Ukrainian ultra-nationalist organizations in the message was an attempt to hide the “Russian footprint”. The ministry stated that it was obvious that hackers were trying to hide the hacker attack against Poland. Russia and its proxies had been trying for some time to create a quarrel between friendly neighbouring countries. “
Hackers, believed to be from Russia, have attacked other parts of Ukraine’s infrastructure in recent times. In 2015, an attack took out . Since then, Russia was also blamed for attacks on Ukraine’s and the . The NotPetya cyberattack, for which the in 2020, impacted the Ukrainian government and banking system, a state power distributor and an airport, as well as entities in Russia and .
Attempts by the US, NATO and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to de-escalate the situation in talks with Russia this week . Russia’s top envoy stated that the talks had ended in a deadlock.