Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) has stopped more than 4,500 cyberattacks against the country this year, an official said on Monday.
Ilya Vitiuk, head of the SBU’s cybersecurity unit, said in a statement that Ukraine “has entered 2022 and we already have eight years of experience in hybrid warfare,” adding, “At the time of the invasion, we were already prepared for the worst. The situation is ready.”
“The massive cyberattacks we fought back in January and February became additional ‘training’ before the intrusion,” he said.
The scale of cyberattacks is much larger now, especially compared to previous years, he said. Nearly 800 cyberattacks were recorded in 2020, jumping to 1,400 in 2021 and more than tripling in 2022.
“Today, the aggressor country launches an average of more than 10 cyber attacks per day. Fortunately, Ukrainian society doesn’t even know about most of them,” Vitiuk said.
Attackers were most likely to target energy, logistics, military installations, government databases and information resources, he added.
“We monitor risks and threats in real time 24 hours a day. We know that most of the hackers from Russian special forces are attacking our name. We are working hard to document them,” Vitiuk said, announcing that they will be admissible in a future international military tribunal. Hearings.