Against the backdrop of Russian tensions, Ukraine hit by a cyberattack on official sites

The massive degradation of Ukrainian government sites is consistent with past incidents as tensions have risen in the region. Along with Russia’s 2008 invasion of Georgia, pro-Russia “patriotic” hackers blocked access to Georgian government websites and defaced a Foreign Ministry site, juxtaposing photos of the Georgian president with pictures of Adolf Hitler. In 2019, hackers from the Russian military spy agency, GRU, carried out massive attacks on Georgian government sites.

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