[SecurityWeek] Ukraine Reports Massive Cyber Attack on Government Websites

Kyiv on Friday reported a massive cyber attack on key government websites as tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine escalate following several rounds of unsuccessful talks.

The education ministry said on Facebook that its website was down due to a “global (cyber) attack” that had taken place overnight.

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