MFA tells about consequences of hacker attack on Ministry's website

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the speaker, the site has resumed its work
10:13, 15 January 2022

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Oleh Nikolenko
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As a result of the cyber attack on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the agency did not suffer any damage, except for the temporary incapacity of the website. This was reported by Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko on Facebook.

"As a result of today's hacker attack, the site's content was not damaged, no official information was leaked, the ministry's internal IT systems are operating normally," he said.

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He added that on behalf of Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, the Ukrainian diplomatic service began additional contacts with international partners to strengthen Ukraine's ability to counter cyber attacks and develop cyber defense systems.

According to the speaker, the site has resumed its work. Practical measures are being taken to strengthen the cyber defense of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ukrainian embassies and consulates abroad.

A large-scale hacker attack was held on the websites of the Ukrainian government this night. The sites of the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Community and Territory Development, Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agricultural Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the State Treasury were hit.

Deputy Chairman of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine on digital development, digital transformation, and digitalization Viktor Zhora said that the agency attributes the large-scale hacking attack on government agencies to "the fact of constant aggression". Zhora made a statement about this effect on the air of UkrLive.

Related: EU to mobilize all its resources to help Ukraine cope with cyberattack,- Borrell

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