Ukrtelecom suffers a cyberattack
The Ukrainian State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection (SSSCIP Ukraine) reported that state telecom Ukrtelecom suffered a cyberattack. SSSCIP Ukraine attributed the attack to Russia. It was noted that the hack had been neutralised and that efforts were being made to restore service. Ukrtelecom has temporarily reduced its services to most of its customers to protect its network infrastructure and continue to provide services to the Ukrainian military.
Victor Zhora, deputy head of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection, confirmed to Forbes that the government was investigating the attack. Zhora stated that it is not yet clear whether Ukrtelecom has been targeted by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack or a more sophisticated intrusion.