Ukraine cyber-attack: Government and embassy websites targeted

Ukraine Cyber-attack: Government And Embassy Websites Targeted

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    More Than a dozen Ukrainian government websites went down on Friday, in a cyber-attack that also targeted embassies.

    The Foreign and education ministries were among those hit, along with embassies in the UK, US and Sweden.

    Before the sites went down a message appeared warning Ukrainians to " prepare for the worst".

    It was unclear who was behind The Attack but a spokesman said previous cyber-attacks had come from Russia.

    Russia has Not Yet commented. However, Ukraine's government has come under intense pressure from its neighbour, with a build-up of some 100,000 Russian troops near its borders.

    Ukraine's SBU security service says in just Nine Months Last Year it " neutralised" 1,200 cyber-attacks or incidents.

    At the start of Friday's attack, a message on the hacked websites was posted in three languages, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish.

    " Ukrainian! All your personal data has been uploaded onto The Public internet, " The Message read. It continued: " This is for your past, your present and your future. "

    The SBU in Kyiv later said that to its knowledge no personal data had been leaked and no content had been changed. A Number of sites had been suspended to prevent The Attack from spreading, the government said, before stating that most affected resources had been Restored .

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