Ukraine Ministry of Defense confirms DDoS incident; state banks loses connectivity

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry and several state-backed banks were hit with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) incidents or disruptions on Tuesday. The Defense Ministry website is down and they confirmed that they were attacked, telling the public that it will be communicating through Twitter and Facebook. 

“The MOU website was probably attacked by DDoS. An excessive number of requests per second were recorded. Technical works on restoration of regular functioning are being carried out,” the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday afternoon.

❗️Сайт МОУ зазнав, ймовірно, DDoS-атаки: фіксувалася надмірна кількість звернень на секунду.
Проводяться техроботи з відновлення штатного функціонування.
Комунікація через сторінки в FB та Twitter, сайти АрміяInform та Армія FM

— Defence of Ukraine (@DefenceU) February 15, 2022

The confirmation came as residents of Ukraine reported issues with some ATMs and banking services at State Savings Bank, PrivatBank and Oschadbank. 

NetBlocks, an organization tracking internet outages around the world, confirmed the loss of service to multiple banking and online platforms in Ukraine “in a manner consistent with a denial of service attack.”

“Metrics indicate impact beginning from early Tuesday intensifying in severity over the course of the day. Work is ongoing to assess the incident, which is ongoing at the time of writing,”

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