Russia carrying out more than 10 cyberattacks on Ukraine daily - SBU

Russia carrying out more than 10 cyberattacks on Ukraine daily - SBU

Russian hackers carry out an average of more than ten cyberattacks on Ukraine every day.

According to Ukrinform, Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Major General Vasyl Maliuk said this in an interview with the British newspaper The Independent.

"These are different types of the attacks, sometimes really massive, sometimes quite sophisticated. Currently Russia provides on an average more than 10 cyberattacks daily... Their targets are different: state resources, critical infrastructure facilities, etc. But we are successfully countering the enemy in cyberspace as well," he said.

In 2020 the SBU had recorded 800 cyberattacks, in 2021 it was about 2,000. But after the invasion they have recorded more than 4,500.

According to Maliuk, against the unprecedented diversity of attacks from Russia, the SBU has had to be "completely reorganized" to counter the threat.

"[SBU] officers literally live on the front line. Our cyber specialists work vigorously day and night to repel enemy cyberattacks," he said, adding that the work in cyberspace "has significantly increased."

Maliuk said despite the attacks across various fronts, both physical and digital, Ukraine will win. "I, as any Ukrainian, have no illusions concerning Putin and his motives in this war. Therefore, my message [to him] is simple: you will never break us down or annihilate us. We are fighting not just for the future of Ukraine, but for the safe future of the entire civilized world," he said.

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