Five Eyes pin Russia for pre-Ukraine invasion attack on Viasat

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The Five Eyes nations consisting of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, as well as the European Union and Ukraine have pinned Russia for a series of cyber incidents leading up to the invasion of Ukraine.

Pulling up short of absolutely attributing the attack, the UK said it was “almost certain” that Russia caused the Viasat outage in February that began an hour before the invasion of Ukraine commenced.

“Although the primary target is believed to have been the Ukrainian military, other customers were affected, including personal and commercial internet users. Wind farms in central Europe and internet users were also affected,” the UK said.

The UK added tens of thousands of Viasat

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