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Ukraine government websites down after ‘massive’ DDoS attack

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On Wednesday, several Ukrainian state websites, including the home pages of the government and foreign ministries, were inaccessible. This is “another massive [distributed denial-of-service] DDoS attack on our state,” said the country’s digital minister, according to Politico.

Banks websites were also inaccessible, according to Mykhailo Fedorov, minister of digital transformation, who added that some services were being restored while others were intentionally disrupted to “minimise the damage from the attack.”

The websites of the national parliament and the cabinet of ministers had already been restored at the time of writing, but the foreign affairs ministry’s website remained inaccessible.

It’s the second time in as many days that Ukrainian government services have been disrupted by large-scale DDoS attacks, in which hacking groups use large networks of computers to send an avalanche of traffic to specific websites, forcing them to go offline.

Ukraine has been subjected to a series of cyberattacks, which Kiev has blamed on Russia. Moscow, which is embroiled in a conflict with the West over Ukraine, has denied any involvement.

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