Ukraine says Russia conducted over 2,000 cyber-attacks in 2022

Ukraine says Russia conducted over 2,000 cyber-attacks in 2022.
Ukraine says Russia conducted over 2,000 cyber-attacks in 2022. Photo by FamVeld

Senior Ukraine official says Russia carried over 2,000 cyber-attacks in 2022, at a news conference he claimed was delayed due to another attack 

Ukraine’s government has announced that Russia conducted over 2,000 cyber attacks on the country in 2022.  

As per a report by Reuters on Tuesday, January 17, the statement was made by Yuriy Schygol. He claimed that his live stream had also been hacked by Russians, which resulted in a delay of 15 minutes before he could address the press. 

“All that the Russian hackers could do was to delay the start of our briefing by 15 minutes,” said Schygol, head of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection, as cited by the report. 

Speaking at the press conference Schygol also said that Ukraine had been hit by “2,194 cyberattacks in 2022, with 1,655 of those coming after Moscow’s Feb. 24 invasion”.  

Aside from that, he claimed that out of all the cyber attacks 557 were targeted at government institutions.  

“Essentially all hackers who work with Russia, most of them don’t even hide their affiliation, they are all funded by the FSB (Russia’s Federal Security Service), are on military service, or are in the employ of those agencies,” he said.  

Meanwhile, there had been no response from the Russian side, after the Ukrainian official made these statements about cyberattacks, the report said.  


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