According to Kyiv’s cyber watchdog organisation, since the Kremlin launched an invasion of Ukraine last month, Ukrainian websites have been under constant attack by Russian hackers. “Russian hackers persist on attacking Ukrainian information resources nonstop,” Ukraine’s State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection wrote on Twitter.
The president’s, parliament’s, cabinet’s, ministry of defence, and ministry of internal affairs’ websites were among those affected by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which work by sending a flood of traffic to targeted servers in an attempt to bring them down.
According to the agency, the sites have so far weathered the storm. “We’ll make it! On the front lines and online! “It was stated. The Russian foreign ministry did not respond to requests for comment. Russia has previously denied involvement in cyberattacks, including those affecting US elections.
DDoS assaults have also been launched against Russian websites. Ukraine has asked its underground hacker community to protect critical infrastructure and cyber-surveillance missions against Russian troops. On Friday, Russia’s National Coordinating Center for Computer Incidents announced that Russian information resources had been subjected to “major computer attacks.”
On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the military action in Ukraine would be stopped only if Russia’s demands were honoured. While a second attempted ceasefire in the besieged port city of Mariupol collapsed on Sunday, with pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine’s National Guard accusing each other of failing to establish a humanitarian corridor to allow civilians to flee, he has likened the West’s sanctions on Russia to “declaring war.”
Meanwhile, the United Nations reported on Sunday that the number of people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had surpassed 1.5 million, making it Europe’s “fastest-growing refugee crisis” since World War II.