One of the biggest targets in war today is cyber security. Therefore it is no surprise that there have been a number of serious cyber attacks during the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. One of the most recent targets appears to be Viasat, a company that provides satellite internet to a number of locations, one of which being Ukraine.
The company announced that a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack had occurred that has affected internet services for multiple European locations (including Ukraine). An attack that started as soon as the conflict began between the two countries. Targeting the company’s ground operations, it had a significant effect on the network, leading to the outage.
Viasat is investigating the incident along with experts and authorities to determine the source. The chance that Russia may be involved is definitely suspected but not proven just yet. Meanwhile, this is just one out of many cyber events that have taken place over the last few days.
Such cyber activity has been seen from the country as well as various hacktivists trying to support their sides of the conflict. Leading to multiple disruptions to companies, government services, banks, and more. All part of a strategic move against Ukraine as the country prepared to strike.
This is a solid example of what many have feared would be the next big thing in war strategy. Thankfully, multiple cyber security companies have been stepping up to help defend companies and agencies from attacks. Possibly softening the global effect of these attempts to disrupt various industries and services.