Bombs and Hackers are Battering Ukraine's Internet Providers

Sean Donelan sean at
Tue Mar 15 17:18:57 UTC 2022

Images sent to Forbes by Kyivstar show what the conditions are like. 
Despite obliterated terrain and internet wires, fire-blackened data 
centers, curfews, lack of light, and the danger of death from above, the 
fixers go out and turn the internet back on so Ukrainians can stay in 
touch with one another and get word out beyond borders, to illuminate for 
the world the darkness that’s descended on their nation. Their government 
calls them the “invisible heroes” of the war, entering dangerous places to 
replace and upgrade equipment.

Satellite outage caused 'huge loss in communications' at war's outset 
-Ukrainian official

A senior Ukrainian cybersecurity official said that the digital sabotage 
that hit Viasat's KA-SAT network last month caused a massive 
communications outage at the outset of Russia's invasion.

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Victor Zhora said he could not reveal 
much about the incident, which crippled tens of thousands of satellite 
modems across Europe on the morning of Feb. 24, just as Russian armor 
pushed into Ukraine.

New narrative forms on Russia-Ukraine cyberwar as Viasat outage 

Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of the National Security Agency, issued what 
retroactively seems like a carefully worded answer at a Senate hearing to 
a question about the relative lack of cyberwarfare during the war in 
Ukraine, saying that the U.S. was aware of "three or four" cyberattacks in 
Ukraine. He did not mention which attacks those were, though three or four 
candidates other than Viasat were already known to the public.

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