Following up on a story we brought you last week, Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology has stated that Russia was behind recent DDoS disruptions of Ukrainian government and banking websites last week. Neuberger said the U.S. has “technical information” that shows digital infrastructure belonging Russia’s main intelligence directorate, the GRU, “transmitting high volumes of communication to Ukraine-based IP addresses and domains.”
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Following up on a story we brought you last week, Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology has stated that Russia was behind recent DDoS disruptions of Ukrainian government and banking websites last week. Neuberger said the U.S. has “technical information” that shows digital infrastructure belonging Russia’s main intelligence directorate, the GRU, “transmitting high volumes of communication to Ukraine-based IP addresses and domains.” The DDoS incidents were of “limited impact” she said, “because Ukrainian cyberdefenders rapidly brought back the state-owned banks and the Ministry of Defense networks.” The U.S. has provided support to Ukraine as part of the incident response, Neuberger said.
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