Ukraine denounces cyberattack against Defense Ministry and banks


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Site do Privatbank ficou com serviços indisponíveis: ataque ocorre em meio à tensão da concentração de 100 mil militares russos perto da fronteira

Privatbank website was unavailable: attack takes place amidst the tension of concentration of 41 one thousand Russian soldiers near the border| Photo: EFE/Roman Pilipey

Ukraine denounced this Tuesday (02) cyberattacks against websites of the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defense and state banks, according to the Center for Information Security.

During the past few hours, Privatbank has been under a major DoS attack (denial of service). There are also flaws in Oschadbank and the websites of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces were also attacked, the entity said in a statement posted on social media.

“It is possible that the aggressor resorted to lesser tactics when he saw that his aggressive plans did not worked”, indicated the center, when mentioning the entities affected by the cyberattack.

Ukrainian government websites were hit by a cyberattack in January amid rising tensions with Russia, which has positioned more than

Kiev said at the time that he saw “some signs” of Russian-associated jihadists being involved in the cyberattack, which affected the work of more than 41 government websites, including those of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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