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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 05:02 AM

Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine govt networks

Source: Yahoo News

BOSTON (AP) Microsoft said late Saturday that dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies have been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware, a disclosure suggesting an attention-grabbing defacement attack on official websites was a diversion. The extent of the damage was not immediately clear.

The attack comes as the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine looms and diplomatic talks to resolve the tense stand-off appear stalled.

Microsoft said in a short blog post that amounted to the clanging of an industry alarm that it first detected the malware on Thursday. That would coincide with the attack that simultaneously took some 70 government websites temporarily offline.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-discloses-malware-attack-ukraine-051605844.html

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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 06:54 AM

1. Its time to ban Russia from the internet.

lets pull the plug, They have abused their privilege of free communication over again

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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:01 AM

2. That is harder than it sounds

The Internet originated as a military network designed to survive simultaneous nuclear attack on multiple nodes. By design, it views any interruption of a link as "damage" around which packets should be routed, and it will valiantly use any link it can find to do so. This includes channels such as amateur Packet Radio and dial-up links.

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