- Ukraine says 'massive cyber attack' has shut down government websites | World News | Sky News
I was going to say something about being a lead up to war, but this isn't cutting off communications of the government, it's defacing public facing websites and loading them with propaganda.
"Ukrainian! All your personal data was uploaded to the public network. All data on the computer is destroyed, it is impossible to restore it," the message reads.
"All information about you has become public, be afraid and expect the worst. This is for your past, present and future."ID: hslxuan
They are already at warID: hslttdj
But that's exactly a prelude to a modern war. If you want to occupy to own you need to have the local populace on side (or at least not actively fighting you). Discrediting the existing government plays into the narrative that the current government isnt able to protect you and I suspect we'll see it followed up with something to demonstrate that the west doesn't care.ID: hslzxde
The translation in the article is not accurate, and the actual message the hackers wrote is much, much more aggressive when properly translated. This really is tantamount to a statement of war:
Ukrainian! All your data is belong to us. All data on the computer is destroyed, you have no chance to restore it, make your time. Somebody set you up the bomb, be afraid and expect the worst. This is for great justice.ID: hslsge7
That's a contradicting statement "all you data is on the pub net" ".... Its impossible to retrieve it".
"Send me bitcoin to my bitcoin wallet and I shall forget about all of this. It is pointless to try and respond to my email address as it has been automatically generated".ID: hsmi0u8
Sounds like it should end with “We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget.”ID: hslvevb
Are people pretending like public entities with important data don't use off-site, off-network cold-state backups these days or something? Ukraine must have only had one person using the keyboard while these hacks were occurring.ID: hsmikhx
This is also depraving the population of government channels. Short of actually cutting the internet this is a good way to take away one of the government channels to inform the population
"A communications disruption can only mean one thing. Invasion."ID: hslubfm
A Phantom Menace reference in the wild!ID: hslrsbw
It’s not a communication disruption…yet. They only defaced several government websites.ID: hsmcl6z
I just don't want "This is getting out of hand, now there are two of them!" in regards to PutinID: hsltoj7
I was thinking the same thing when I read the title. I hope they don't go through with it.ID: hsmohkm
Nope it’s still just a bluff
The Norwegian foreign minister just appeared in an extraordinary newscast saying they are "Very worried" about the situation.ID: hsmn2nb
Sweden has raised their military preparedness today due to Russian activity in the Baltic.ID: hsm59ei
Any chance you have a (English) link where I can read about it?
Who would do such a thingID: hsmc50z
It’s a conundrum to be certain. No way to even venture a guessID: hsmeb2p
I wonder who it could be. It will forever be a mystery.ID: hsmleg8
Probably Germany. It’s always Germany.
Massive Cyber Attack seems to be thrown around alot these days... the article states it's not as sophisticated as the Cyber Attacks aimed at infrastructure. When did we stop calling this simple hacking?ID: hslwsaz
When SEO ruined the internetID: hsm665k
"SysAdmin left default passwords everywhere" doesn't have the same dramatic ring to it.ID: hsm2a1s
What are you talking about... How else will we generate clicks if not with breaking news headline?ID: hsmitbz
When clicks = $$$$ID: hsmqtxx
Doesn’t have to be sophisticated if it works
Don’t be russianing to conclusions.
People here calling it as a prelude to an invasion. But so far it hasn't targeted the electric grid, the water distribution, the hospitals and anything like that.
Honestly this is just a clickbait way to call a simple hacking made by someone who saw the perfect moment to spread some further chaosID: hslv2zs
Yeah, people love seeing the pot stirred.ID: hslzhlz
Like they would blow their cover before they are ready to really do it if ever... Maybe it was just testing the watersID: hsmiyed
When those infrastructure pieces are hit that's the portent of the actual invasion.
This absolutely could be a portent but we won't know until anything actually happens.ID: hsly5il
I wonder if the poles are behind it. The writings there put some strange accent on what happened in Wolyn in 1943, something Russians don’t give shit about. Poles do.
Honestly, it looks more like one massive shitpost, because the governmental sites show pictures of pigs, a running gag for both the Poles and the Russians as far as I’m aware.
Lavrov: Russia's patience with the actions of the West has come to an end, we have been harnessing for a long time - now is the time to goID: hslwh1w
Acting like the crazy ex who still wants to get back together
Hmmm... I wonder who it might be..
Putin needs to take a shit or get of the pot.ID: hsmbtb1
Now now..... We all might be better off if this slowly fades into one if those quiet historical footnotes.
Hmmm I wonder who could be behind this???
And today's the day the fuse is lit.
Russia is playing d white piece...
Someone's begging for sanctions.
Well, boys, I reckon this is it - nuclear combat toe to toe with the Roosskies.ID: hsmjm9v
Don't worry. Russkies' rustbuckets will not launch.
anyone remember the Docusign cyber attacks and what came shortly after?
Hmm who could it be?
And the message was worded in a way to imply that Poland did that xdID: hsmoz5b
And nobody believes that. Too low effort
These tensions terrify me as Western EuropeanID: hsmnzao
This terrifies me as a canadian
So I shouldn't route my VPN through Ukraine. Got it!
My feelings exactly
As a Ukrainian, them calling out OUN/UPA in the stupid message made me chuckle hard. How terrified the muscovites are of the mere memory of Ukrainian resistance.ID: hsmgmt2
Didn't they mostly kill Poles?
Russia has their own internet. It would be smart of them to sabotage the internet for the rest of the world while they're still online.ID: hsmjw9z
Their own internet? Does it run on vodka?
Well it probably wasn't all that difficult, honestly. Security is always one step behind hackers.
So it's here where it all begins...
No one could have predicted, etc etc.
Welp, I wouldn’t be surprised if my reservist application is gonna get expedited. It’s been a good run, boys.
Guess they will just send that Nato application with slow mail
I wonder who that could of been
Gee I wonder who would have done that.
I wonder who would want to disrupt them
Here we go.
Massive Russian cyber attack
Where is Ukraine?ID: hsm2qnx
It’s right in the centre of Putins increasing desperation to recover the failed Russian economy.
Just next to his napoleon syndrome.
Time for nukesID: hslst9c
That escalated quicklyID: hsm7yst
Let’s play Fallout 76 to prepare.ID: hsmg0q3
You'd have to be very fucking stupid to comment shit like this
Must have been hacked by NATO /s
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No Pole would write "Ukrainiec" addressing someone
I'm trying to wait for Elden Ring over here
Stop threatening WW3 so I can like feet in peace