In 2022, CERT-UA reports 2,194 cyberattacks, a quarter of them against government agencies — State Service for Special Communications
The threat of cyberattacks by the russian federation on Ukrainian and European systems remains high and will become increasingly greater. Yurii Shchyhol, Head of State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection made this statement during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.
“The main purpose of cyberattacks is espionage, the destruction of critical infrastructure, informational and psychological warfare as well as obtaining data about citizens, systems, logistics within the country, including movement of the military equipment. In 2022, the Government Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) reported and investigated 2,194 cyberattacks, since February 24 — 1,655. A quarter of them were directed against the government agencies and local authorities,” — Shchyhol said.
The Head of State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection pointed out that the most popular method of cyberattack is the distribution of malicious software via ordinary emails.
“That’s why we urge everyone to take cyber hygiene responsibly: it’s the job for each of you. Each of you is the element responsible for the overall security of cyberspace. This especially applies to civil servants,” — Shchyhol added.
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