Cyberattack on Ukrainian government websites and banks

A significant distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack was launched against several Ukrainian governmental and banking websites. PrivatBank, Ukraine’s largest commercial bank, and Oschadbank, Ukraine’s State Savings Bank, reportedly experienced outages.

Some of the impacted information systems are unavailable or only operate intermittently. This is due to traffic being redirected to a different provider in order to reduce harm. In an effort to fight the attacks, Ukraine’s State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection, as well as other subjects of the national cybersecurity system, are gathering and analysing data.