The greatest provider internet of Ukraine, Ukrtelecomsuffered a hacker attack of enormous scope. The company preserved military and critical infrastructure connections, but the vast majority of users experienced connection problems.
Hacker attack against Ukraine’s largest internet provider
According to the monitor association Netblocks, this is the worst attack on the internet since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine. One shot that collapsed the system a connect only 13% of pre-war users. The other operators, according to the BBC, should not have suffered any problems.
Ukrtelecom it represents the largest geographic network in Ukraine, though Kyivstar have multiple registered users. But the attack had a huge impact on the country’s connectivity.
According to the manager of Ukrtelecom Yuriy Kurmaz: “To protect the critical infrastructure of our network and not disrupt the services to the armed forces, other military bodies and users in critical facilities, we had to temporarily restrict the internet access of many private users and companies “.
Head of Special Communications and Information Protection Services of Ukraine Yuriy Shchyhol explained that the security specialists have replied promptly. They repelled the attack and are working to reestablish connections.
During the attack, the mobile connection remained accessible through other operators, allowing Ukrainian users to use smartphones to communicate. However, the attack is the most serious Russian hacker strike against the Ukrainian internet network since the beginning of the conflict. However, the provider’s response would seem to indicate that the Russians have not taken control of the network. We will update you on the evolution of the situation.