Bombs and Hackers are Battering Ukraine's Internet Providers

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 18:03:15 UTC 2022


There's a group of our colleagues working to help out where they can.

Keep Ukraine Connected

https://nogalliance.org/our-task-forces/keep-ukraine-connected/

FYI,

-M<



On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 1:22 PM Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:

>
>
> https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2022/03/15/internet-technicians-are-the-hidden-heroes-of-the-russia-ukraine-war/?ss=cybersecurity&sh=75eb5cdd2884
>
> 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
>
>
> https://www.reuters.com/world/satellite-outage-caused-huge-loss-communications-wars-outset-ukrainian-official-2022-03-15/
>
> 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
> investigated
>
>
> https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/cyberespionage/new-narrative-forms-on-russia-ukraine-cyberwar-as-viasat-outage-investigated
>
> 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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