Security

The number of cyberattacks on government websites has doubled

From May 27 to June 2, the government authorities’ secured access system to the Internet blocked 10,767 different cyberattacks. This was reported by the State Service of Communications and Information Protection.

“The government authorities’ secured access system to the Internet blocked 10,767 different types of attacks, which exceeds the previous week level by 56%. The overwhelming majority (99%) of them were application-level network attacks. Besides, 25 DDoS-attacks were blocked, the majority of which were on the websites of the President of Ukraine Office”, the statement explained.

The vast majority of recorded suspicious events concerned the detection of non-standard protocols or events (66%), network scan attempts (27%), finding network Trojan out (3%), web attacks (2%) and attempts to obtain administrator rights (2%).

“During this period, the government’s computer emergency response team CERT-UA registered and processed 2,451 cyber incidents”, the report of the State Special Communications Service highlighted.

At the same time, the broad majority of processed incidents belong to the UACOM domain zone (about 99%). The main number of incidents concerns the distribution of malicious software (94% of the total) and phishing (4%).

Natalia Tolub

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