Amid Russian tensions, Ukraine hit by cyber-attack on official websites

Mass damage to Ukrainian government sites is consistent with past incidents as tensions have increased in the region. In conjunction with the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008, “patriotic” hackers sympathetic to Russia blocked access to Georgian government websites and defaced a foreign ministry site, juxtaposing photos of the Georgian president with photos of Adolf Hitler places. In 2019, hackers from the Russian military espionage agency GRU carried out massive defacements of Georgian government sites.

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