Ukrainian government website down after ‘massive’ cyberattack

Several Ukrainian government websites were down on Friday morning following a "massive" cyberattack, officials have confirmed.

Ukrainian government website down after ‘massive’ cyberattack

Several Ukrainian government websites were down on Friday morning following a “massive” cyberattack, officials have confirmed.

“As a result of a massive cyberattack, the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a number of other government agencies are temporarily down,” Oleg Nikolenko, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wrote on Twitter.

“Our specialists have already started restoring the work of IT systems, and the cyber police has opened an investigation,” he added.

Ukraine hit by ‘massive’ cyber-attack on government website

Was this an attack from Russia or the USA

In total, the websites of the seven ministries were down, as well as that of the country’s cabinet, the Treasury, the National Emergency Service and the state services website, where Ukrainians’ electronic passports and vaccination certificates are stored.

The websites contained a message in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish, saying that Ukrainians’ personal data has been leaked to the public domain. “Be afraid and expect the worst. This is for your past, present and future,” the message read, in part.

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