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Ukraine, maxi cyber attack on government websites

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Ukrainian government websites have been the subject of a large-scale cyber attack, currently without any claims, which occurs in the context of heightened tensions between Kiev and Moscow. The Internet sites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Agricultural Policies were affected, among others. “The official website of the Ministry of Education and Science is temporarily closed due to the global attack that took place on the night between 13 and 14 January,” the latter announced on its Facebook page.

On government portals, a threatening message in Ukrainian, Polish and Russian was posted to the Ukrainian population, who were told to ” be afraid ” because their privacy has been violated and ” all personal data has been disclosed. public ”. Instead, the websites of the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and that of the president work regularly.

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In the hours preceding the hacker attack on Ukraine’s public computer network, the US Senate decided not to approve the bill proposed by Republican Senator Ted Cruz aimed at imposing sanctions on the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline. To approve it, the Republicans needed of 60 votes. On the other hand, 55 senators voted in favor, while 44 expressed a negative opinion and one senator abstained.

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