The country’s cyber watchdog agency says Russian hackers are attacking government websites.
Ukrainian websites have been under nonstop attack from Russian hackers since the Kremlin launched an invasion of the country last month, according to reporting in Reuters.
In a post to Twitter, Ukraine’s State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection said that “Russian hackers keep on attacking Ukrainian information resources nonstop”.
The agency said that sites belonging to the presidency, parliament, the cabinet, the ministry of defense and the ministry of internal affairs were among those hit by distributed denials of service (DDoS) which work by directing a “firehose “of traffic towards targeted servers in a bid to knock them offline.
Ukraine remains defiant
The agency said the sites were so far weathering the storm.
“We will endure! On the battlefields and in the cyberspace!” it said.
Russia’s foreign ministry was not immediately available for comment. In the past, Russia has denied it has been behind cyber attacks, including ones affecting U.S. elections.
Russian sites have also suffered DDoS attacks. Ukraine has called on its hacker underground to help protect critical infrastructure and conduct cyber spying missions against Russian troops.
On Friday Russia’s National Coordinating Center for Computer Incidents said there had been “massive computer attacks” on Russian information resources.