Websites for Oschadbank and Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense were down when The Mirror tried to access them this afternoon amid fears that a Russian cyber attack may precede a possible invasion of Ukraine
Two of Ukraine’s banks have been targeted in a cyber attack, according to the country’s security experts.
PrivatBank and Oschadbank have been affected by the strike, with the country’s Ministry of Defense website also reportedly crashing.
It comes amid fears that a Russian cyber attack may precede a possible invasion of Ukraine.
Websites for Oschadbank and Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense were down when The Mirror tried to access them this afternoon.
The Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security of Ukraine, known as the Stratcom Centre, confirmed that the PrivatBank app is down for some users.
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The Stratcom Centre, which is part of the Ukrainian Government and counters online threats, wrote on Facebook: “During the last hours ‘PrivatBank’ is under a massive DDoS attack.
“Privat24 users report problems with payments and in general with the operation of the app. Some users are completely unable to access Privat24, others do not reflect balance and recent transactions.
“There is no threat to investors’ funds. Cyberattack is exclusively related to the Privat24 app. The rest of the financial transactions are carried out in a normal manner.
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“In the work of ‘Oscadbank’ there are also errors, internet banking does not work.
“Also suffered attacks on the sites of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces. It is no exception that the aggressor has succeeded in the tactics of small hoods, because most of his aggressive plans are not working.”
The Stratcom Centre’s LinkedIn page says it was established under Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and focuses on tackling disinformation and external threats, particularly from Russia.
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