WP: Russian military behind hack of satellite communication devices

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Fri Mar 25 03:47:52 UTC 2022

Not yet official, but the U.S. intelligence community seems to continue
its rapid release of intelligence.  I think everyone was expecting it, 
especially since Viasat executives declined to say it earlier this week at 
the SATCOM 2022 conference.

By Ellen Nakashima
Today at 10:25 p.m. EDT

U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russian military spy 
hackers were behind a cyberattack on a satellite broadband service that 
disrupted Ukraine’s military communications at the start of the war last 
month, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

The U.S. government, however, has not announced its conclusion publicly.


The modems were part of Viasat’s European satellite network, KA-SAT. The 
company uses distributors in Europe to sell Internet service, which relies 
on modems, to customers. The company is shipping new modems to the 
distributors so they can get them to affected customers, the official 

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