Ukraine cyberattacks

March 28, 2022
Ukraine experiences "powerful" cyberattack on a large service provider.

… the enemy launched a powerful cyberattack against Ukrtelecom’s IT-infrastructure. The attack was repelled. And now Ukrtelecom has an ability to begin restoring its services to the clients.

Yurii Shchyhol, chairman of the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine, on a recent cyberattack targeting a major internet and telecommunications provider used across the country — including by the nation’s military.
  • Ukrtelecom — an Ukrainian telephone, internet and mobile provider — was targeted in a cyberattack on Monday, causing "gradual loss of connectivity" for civilians and personnel. Service has since been restored.
  • Ukraine's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently released statistics showing that during March 15-22, Ukraine experienced 60 different cyberattacks. 11 of those attacks targeted government and local authorities, while 8 targeted military and law enforcement.
  • Something To Consider: CERT highlighted that “despite the growing number of attacks, most of them reach no success. Even those that are successful, almost have no impact on the work of the critical infrastructure.”

Why It Matters: The growing number of cyberattacks in Ukraine has largely focused on disrupting internet service, as well as deploying "wiper-malware," which can destroy computer files. Meanwhile, the White House has warned of possible Russian cyberattacks in the U.S.

Ukrainian telecom company's internet service disrupted by 'powerful' cyberattack (Reuters)

‘Most Severe’ Cyberattack Since Russian Invasion Crashes Ukraine Internet Provider (Forbes)

by Jenna Lee,