Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine more than four months ago, 796 cyber attacks have been carried out. Although the intensity of the attacks does not decrease, the quality does. Hackers target government bodies, financial institutions and energy suppliers.
The State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection (SSSCIP), Ukraine’s cybersecurity agency, said in a statement.
Cyber security agency: ‘Quality of cyber attacks is decreasing’
Public services and local authorities are the main targets of Russian state hackers. Since February 24 – the day the first Russian tanks invaded Ukraine – 179 cyber attacks have been carried out in the public sector. The security and defence apparatus is in second place with 104 digital attacks.
The financial world is in third place with 55 cyber attacks. Commercial organizations and energy suppliers share fourth place with 54 attacks each. The remaining 350 attacks were carried out on other sectors and service providers. This includes the transport sector and telecom industry.
“The intensity of cyber-attacks has not diminished since the beginning of the large-scale military invasion of Russia, although their quality has declined,” the cybersecurity agency said.
Microsoft counts hundreds of digital attacks on Ukrainian targets
It should be clear: the war in Ukraine is raging not only on the ground and in the air, but also in cyberspace. At the end of April – two months after the war broke out – Microsoft counted a total of 237 cyber attacks in the Eastern European country. At the same time, Microsoft acknowledged that this was probably just the tip of the iceberg.