Authorities of Ukraine have launched an investigation into the attack accompanied by threatening messages
The websites of the Ukrainian government were subjected to a massive cyberattack, which made some resources unavailable on Friday morning, and threatening messages appeared on their pages.
The Ukrainian authorities have launched an investigation.
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry representative noted that it is too early to say who may be responsible for the attack, but recalled that Russia was behind similar strikes in the past.
The cyberattack, which affected the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cabinet of Ministers, the National Security and Defense Council and a number of other departments, occurred amid concerns about a possible new Russian military offensive in Ukraine.
Russia used to deny any involvement in cyberattacks on Ukraine in the past.
“Ukrainian! All your personal data has been uploaded to the public network. All data on the computer is destroyed, it is impossible to restore it,” the message in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish published on hacked websites says. “All information about you has become public, be afraid and wait for the worst. This is for you to pay for your past, present and future.”
A senior representative of the security agencies of Ukraine told Reuters: "All cybersecurity entities were aware of the possibility of such provocations by the Russian Federation. Therefore, the response to these incidents is carried out as usual."