The following is from the Ukrainian National News Agency (Ukrinform)
A massive cyberattack on Ukraine’s government websites was carried out from Russian territory, according to a study conducted by the Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security.
“On the night of January 13-14, a cyberattack hit a number of government websites – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Emergency Service, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Sports, the Ministry of Energy, and the Ministry of Agrarian Policy….”
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has condemned the cyber attacks on the Ukrainian government.
That’s according to a statement released by the Alliance’s press service, Ukrinform reports.
“NATO has worked closely with Ukraine for years to help boost its cyber defences,” the statement reads. NATO cyber experts in Brussels have been exchanging information with their Ukrainian counterparts on the current malicious cyber activities.”
NATO experts in country are also supporting the Ukrainian authorities on the ground, Stoltenberg was quoted as saying.
In the coming days, NATO and Ukraine “will sign an agreement on enhanced cyber cooperation, including Ukrainian access to NATO’s malware information sharing platform.”
NATO’s strong political and practical support for Ukraine will continue, the secretary general concluded.
The threat of a Russian military invasion of Ukraine is “high” as Putin could pursue with the move under any pretext or even without any but the United States and its allies are ready for any scenarios.
This was stated on Thursday during a White House briefing by U.S. President’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.