Ukrtelecom, seen as Ukraine’s largest state-owned telecom company, has been the victim of what is described as the largest cyber attack on record since the Russian invasion began in February, affecting its services across the country.
According to Yuri Shehul, head of the State Service for Special Communications for the Protection of Information of Ukraine, citing by Reutersthe responsibility for the “strong cyber-attack on the Ukrtelecom corporate structure” lies with the “enemy”.
Official details stated that “the attack has been halted” and that “Ukrtelecom has the ability to begin restoring its services to customers.” In line with Yurii Shchyhol, Mikhail Churanov, a spokesperson for the telecommunications company, says services have been gradually restored.
Just on Monday, NetBlocks already reported a severe flaw in Ukrtelecom services, calling it one of the most dangerous since Russia invaded Ukraine.
A similar incident occurred this month with the Ukrainian telecom company Triolan. how Apply to ForbesThe company was the victim of a cyber attack that completely reset some of its internal systems.
The site notes that the Ukraine Internet Incident Response Team (CERT) revealed last week that the country had been the target of 60 different cyber attacks. According to the team, 11 of these cases affected state and local authorities, 8 affected the army and police, and 4 communications and technology companies.
The majority of cyberattacks recorded by CERT in Ukraine were aimed at gathering information, although there are also a number of them Attacks with “Spaces” (or “wipe data” in the Portuguese translation) focused on the destruction of information from the systems of Ukrainian entities.
According to CERT, despite the increasing number of attacks, most of them are unsuccessful and even those that end up having almost no impact on the functioning of critical infrastructure.
With regard to Internet access in the country, it must be remembered that although Help from SpaceX Elon Musk And its European allies, Russia continues to direct batteries into Ukraine’s telecom infrastructure, but engineers and data centers A race against time to keep the country connected to the world.
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