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Tue Feb 15, 2022, 10:21 PM

Cyberattack hits websites of Ukraine defense ministry and armed forces

Source: CNN

(CNN)A cyberattack hit the websites of Ukraine's defense ministry and armed forces, and the websites of two Ukrainian banks on Tuesday, according to Ukrainian government agencies' statements.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the hacking incident. "It's too early to attribute" responsibility, Victor Zhora, a deputy chairman at the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine (SSSCIP) -- who is investigating the incident -- told CNN.

The incident comes as Russia has massed an estimated 150,000 troops close to Ukraine's border, according to United States President Joe Biden, and as US officials warn that a fresh Russian invasion could come at any time. Russia has denied it is planning to invade Ukraine.

SSSCIP identified the incident as a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which floods a website with phony traffic to disrupt access to it. DDoS attacks are relatively cheap and easy to carry out. While they can be disruptive, they do not necessarily require sophistication.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/15/world/ukraine-cyberattack-intl/index.html

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Reply Cyberattack hits websites of Ukraine defense ministry and armed forces (Original post)
hookaleft Feb 2022 OP
Irish_Dem Feb 2022 #1
Budi Feb 2022 #2
IronLionZion Feb 2022 #4
Budi Feb 2022 #5
IronLionZion Feb 2022 #3
yaesu Feb 2022 #6
Brainfodder Feb 2022 #7
Cheezoholic Feb 2022 #8
Javaman Feb 2022 #9
Farmer-Rick Feb 2022 #11
Javaman Feb 2022 #10

Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Feb 15, 2022, 10:24 PM

1. Cyberwar.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Feb 15, 2022, 10:30 PM

2. Which NATO Country will volunteer to take out Putin's Cybersecurity?

 

NATO countries have some serious cyber capabilities, if this is the war Vlad wants to play

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Response to Budi (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 15, 2022, 10:32 PM

4. How about the US?

The US can do it. We'll see if the Biden administration wants to wait until Ukraine gets invaded through conventional means first.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 15, 2022, 10:38 PM

5. Its not Biden's choice nor his will to see Ukraine destroyed by war.

 

This isn't Biden's war. Putin is the only one that appears to want it.

But, yes US has the capability

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Feb 15, 2022, 10:31 PM

3. yep, nothing foreboding about this

it's not like Russia did exactly this before invading the last time.

"It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the hacking incident." I'm guessing the attack probably wasn't from New Zealand or Costa Rica.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Feb 15, 2022, 10:42 PM

6. Why do I keep picturing a young Matthew Broderick starting WWIII 😱nt

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Feb 15, 2022, 11:11 PM

7. It is Weds., the 16th, there now, so on like Donkey Kong after all, eh?

DDoS attacks, hmmm at least been around 30 years?

Ends when the senders are all blocked then off-line/reset the servers?

Completely disrupts whilst the work to block goes on, absolutely to a crawl.

Like trying to play PS5 games on a Vic 20 from 1980 slow if that were somehow possible?









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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Feb 15, 2022, 11:22 PM

8. Im watching the Olympics

To hell with petty boycotts. Its been so refreshing to watch, especially in team sports, all of these atheletes from nations around the world show how much respect they have for each other and block out the politics in leu of true respectful competition.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Wed Feb 16, 2022, 11:10 AM

9. in the past artillery would be first used to "soften up" your adversary.

this is what happens now.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 16, 2022, 11:21 AM

11. Exactly

Now, who couldn't have predicted this?

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Wed Feb 16, 2022, 11:13 AM

10. the next new moon is on March 2nd. I would be surprised if he goes before then but modern warfare...

and all that.

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