A “massive cyber attack” has hit a number of government websites in Ukraine, including the website of the foreign ministry, a spokesman has said.
“As a result of a massive cyber attack, the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a number of other government agencies are temporarily down,” the spokesman for the foreign ministry said.
“Our specialists are already working on restoring the work of IT systems, and the cyber police opened an investigation.”
Asked whether Russia was suspected as being behind the attack, the spokesman said: “It’s too early to draw conclusions, but there is a long record of Russian assaults against Ukraine.”
Reuters has reported that as well as the website of the ministry of foreign affairs, the cabinet of ministers, agrarian policy, security and defence council and the ministry of education all appeared to also be not working.
“Due to the global attack on the night of Jan. 13-14, 2022, the official website of the Ministry of Education and Science istemporarily down,” the ministry said on Facebook.
On some of the websites there is a text in three languages – Ukrainian, Polish and Russian – saying all data of Ukrainiansuploaded to the network had become public.
Source : Sky News