The Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that Georgia 'strongly condemns' cyber attacks against the Ukrainian government websites, expressing solidarity with the Ukrainian MFA.
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Cyber attacks against the Ukrainian government websites were carried out on January 14.
The hackers left threatening messages on targeted websites.
Ukrainians! … All information about you has become public. Be afraid and await worse. This is for your past, present and future, they wrote in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish languages.
NEWS IN KYIV: Several Ukrainian government websites down due to a major a cyberattack. Below is the @MFA_Ukraine website now. It reads in part: "Ukrainians!...All information about you has become public, be afraid and expect worse." Sites of MOD and Education ministry also down. pic.twitter.com/3lbA06Q3Fl— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) January 14, 2022
Ukrainian MFA spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko reported that the Ukrainian Security Service obtained information suggesting that the Russian secret services may have carried out the attack.
Investigation is still ongoing but the Security Service of Ukraine has obtained preliminary indicators suggesting that hacker groups associated with the Russian secret services may stand behind today’s massive cyberattack on government websites https://t.co/VaSfPL1RSc @ServiceSsu— Oleg Nikolenko (@OlegNikolenko_) January 14, 2022
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg denounced the attack, saying that NATO and Ukraine will sign an agreement on 'enhanced cyber cooperation.'