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Ukraine Says “Massive Cyber ​​Attack” Shuts Down Government Websites | World news

A “massive cyber attack” hit a number of government websites in Ukraine, including the website of the Foreign Ministry, a spokesperson said.

“Following a massive cyber attack, the websites of the Foreign Ministry and a number of other government agencies are temporarily down,” the Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

“Our specialists are already working to restore the functioning of the computer systems, and the cyber police have opened an investigation.”

When asked if Russia was suspected of being behind the attack, the spokesperson said: “It is too early to draw conclusions, but there is a long record of Russian attacks against Ukraine “.

Reuters reported that, as well as the website of the Foreign Ministry, Cabinet of Ministers, Agrarian Policy, Security and Defense Council and the Ministry of Education also appeared to be not working.

“Due to the global attack on the night of January 13-14, 2022, the official website of the Ministry of Education and Science is
temporarily down, ”the ministry said on Facebook.

On some websites there is text in three languages ​​- Ukrainian, Polish and Russian – indicating all data of Ukrainians
downloaded from the network had become public.

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