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Cyber attack recognized as the largest in four years
The hackers who attacked government sites tried to gain the rights of the site administrator company.
Hackers attacked Ukrainian government websites in order to obtain the rights of the company-administrator of these sites. This was announced on Facebook by the Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhail Fedorov.
“This is a clear activation of the cyber front, and our team will partially transfer forces for the development of public services to help the responsible authorities in the direction of building a cyber security system,” the minister writes.
He recalled that 70 websites of government agencies were subjected to cyber attacks, 10 of which were invaded, but their content was not changed, there was no leakage of personal data and could not be, since these are not registries.
According to the minister, most of the sites have already been restored and are already working stably.
“At the request of the SBU and the State Service for Special Communications, the Diya portal was disabled in order to localize the impact radius. The Diya application worked and is working stably,” Fedorov stressed.
Recall that on the night of January 14, a serious cyber attack was carried out against Ukraine, as a result of which about 70 government and regional websites went out of order. So, the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Emergency Service, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Sports, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy, the Ministry of Finance and others did not work for several hours.
According to experts from the Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security, the attack was carried out by the Russian Federation.