Intelligence agencies investigate sabotage of satellite internet in Ukraine

The US National Security Agency, the French government cybersecurity organisation ANSSI, and Ukrainian intelligence are reportedly investigating a cyberattack that disrupted broadband satellite internet access provided by the US telecoms firm Viasat on 24 February, the first day of the Russian invasion. 

Viasat said that the disruption for European and Ukrainian customers was triggered by a ‘deliberate, isolated and external cyber event’ but has yet to provide a detailed, public explanation of what happened. Viasat’s spokesperson informed that ‘the network is stabilised and we are restoring service and activating terminals as quickly as possible.’