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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 03:28 PM

Ukraine says Russia behind cyberattack in 'hybrid war' move

Source: AP

By YURAS KARMANAU

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said Sunday that Russia was behind a cyberattack that defaced its government websites and alleged that Russia is engaged in an increasing “hybrid war” against its neighbor.

The statement from the Ministry of Digital Development came a day after Microsoft said dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies had been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware. That disclosure suggested the attention-grabbing defacement attack on official websites last week was a diversion.

“All evidence indicates that Russia is behind the cyberattack. Moscow continues to wage a hybrid war and is actively building up its forces in the information and cyberspaces,” the ministry statement said.

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



FILE Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba speaks with journalists as he arrives for a round table meeting of the Eastern Partnership at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Ukraine said Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 that Russia was behind a cyberattack that defaced its government websites and alleged that Russia is engaged in an increasing "hybrid war" against its neighbor. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 03:52 PM

1. Shocking! 😱

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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 06:25 PM

2. Its about time the rest of the world comes together against this kind of cyber crime

Problem is most western ally nations are also controlled by the largest multinational companies, that do not want to poke the bear. ie....lose money.

And in fact, they do better the more corrupt a country's leadership is. And defending democracy is not their highest priority.

Otherwise not just this issue, but world hunger, arms sales, even vaccine distribution to poorer countries. All of those are only addressed if there's a marketing purpose to gain from it.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:52 AM

3. It will be the rest of the world against Russia and 30% of America.

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