The State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine: The War in Ukraine: Pulse of Cyber Defense – Weekly analytics, April 4, 2022
The largest since World War II, war on the European continent continues not only on the land and in the air, but also in cyberspace. The State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine is responsible for the standards of cybersecurity in the country and takes an active part in its defense. The lessons of this war are extremely important for enhancing the protection of democratic states attacked by aggressive countries like russia. To this end, SSSCIP Ukraine initiates providing public analytical report as to the state and means of cyberdefense. Cyberhub of SSSCIP Ukraine will publish its data and conclusions that may be used by the world community for their own defense.
During the first month of the war, the number of cyberattacks increased almost threefold as compared to the same period last year During the month of the war, CERT–UA registered 198 cyberattacks. During the same period of time last year, their number was 76.
- During the first month of the war, Ukraine suffered from three times as many attacks as compared to the same period last year.
- During a week, from March 23 till March 29, CERT–UA registered the increase in the number of cyberattacks by 8%; the focus of hackers and their methods remain unchanged.
- As previously, Ukraine was attacked by military hackers from russia and belarus.
- On March 28, hackers launched a powerful attack against the infrastructure of one of Ukraine’s largest providers Ukrtelecom. Less than within 24 hours, the provider’s work was restored by 85%.
- The research on the safety of using DJI drones in Ukraine confirmed that the company helps the russians in their attacks against Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles and their operators.
- Cybersanction of the week: “Kaspersky Laboratory” and CERT teams from russia and belarus.
- Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.