December 9, 2023

Ukraine accused unnamed Russian internet networks of massive coordinated attacks that targeted Ukrainian security and defense websites. The Ukrainian officials did not provide details about the attacks either the damage they have caused.

“Kyiv has previously accused Moscow of orchestrating large cyber attacks as part of a “hybrid war” against Ukraine, which Russia denies.

The massive attacks began last week, hackers targeted the websites of local institutions, including Ukraine’s Security Service and the council.

The threat actors attempted to compromise the targeted to deploy a DDoS bot.

“The council added the attacks attempted to infect vulnerable government web servers with a virus that covertly made them part of a botnet used for so-called distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on other resources.”.

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