Ukraine banks, government websites hit by DDOS attack

The websites of Ukraine’s authorities, overseas ministry and nation protection provider had been down on Wednesday in what the authorities stated was the start of another massive denial of service (DDoS) attack that commenced at approximately 4 p.m. (1400 GMT).

Ukrainian government stated this week that they’d visible online warnings that hackers had been making ready to release major assaults on authorities agencies, banks and the defence sector.

Ukraine has been suffering a string of cyberattacks that Kyiv has blamed on Russia. Moscow, that is stuck up in a mounting disagreement with the West over Ukraine, has denied any involvement.

“At about 4 pm, another mass DDoS attack on our state began. We have relevant information from a number of banks,” stated Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Digital Transformation, including that the parliament website had been additionally hit.

He did not point out which banks had been affected and the vital bank couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

The online networks of Ukraine’s defence ministry and banks had been crushed ultimate week in a separate cyberattack. The U.S. organization Netscout Systems Inc later stated the effect had been modest.

Internet blockage observatory NetBlocks published a tweet on Thursday that confirmed a drop-off in connections to the Ukrainian authorities web sites.

“We’ve observed that the current network disruption has a partial impact on the community layer to multiple defence and ministerial websites in Ukraine,” NetBlocks director Alp Toker informed Reuters.

“The spread of outages is similar however wonderful from the recent DDOS attack targeting defence and banking platforms, with the latter not impacted on this instance,” he added.