“Because of an enormous cyberattack, the web sites of the Ministry of International Affairs and numerous different authorities companies are briefly down,” International Ministry Spokesman Oleg Nikolenko mentioned on his official Twitter account on Friday.
“Our specialists have already began restoring the work of IT techniques, and the cyberpolice has opened an investigation,” he added.
Early Friday morning native time, Ukrainian authorities web sites, together with that of the International Ministry, displayed darkish screens with a threatening textual content that mentioned Ukrainians’ private data had been hacked.
“Ukrainian! All of your private knowledge has been uploaded to the general public community. All knowledge on the pc is destroyed, it’s not possible to revive them,” the message, revealed in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish, learn.
“All details about you has turn into public, be afraid and await the worst. That is for you in your previous, current and future. For Volhynia, for the OUN UIA [Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists Ukrainian Insurgent Army], for Galicia, for Polesie and for historic lands,” the online web page learn.
The Ministry of Schooling and Science, whose official web site can be down, directed residents to make use of the ministry’s official social media channels on Friday whereas the problem is being resolved.