- Elon Musk says Russia has stepped up efforts to hack SpaceX’s Starlink internet in Ukraine.
- So far, Starlink has resisted Russian attempts to hack the technology, Musk said.
- Starlink’s satellite network helped Ukrainians stay online during the war.
Elon Musk said on Tuesday that Russia has stepped up efforts to disrupt SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet in Ukraine, but with no success.
“Starlink has so far resisted Russian cyber warfare sabotage and hacking attempts, but is stepping up its efforts,” Musk said. Tweet.
SpaceX CEO Reuters An article published on Tuesday reporting that Russia had carried out a cyberattack on a satellite
Provider Viasat on the day of February when President Vladimir Putin’s troops advanced into Ukraine, according to Western officials.
the british government press release The hack said on Tuesday that thousands of Viasat users were not connected to the internet, affecting people in Ukraine and other EU member states. Reuters reported it was the most open cyberattack since Russia started war on Ukraine.
There is no indication that Starlink was affected or targeted in the cyberattacks cited in Tuesday’s report.
Russia’s hostility towards Starlink and Musk appears to have grown since Starlink began shipping terminals to Ukraine following the Russian invasion and the resulting disruption of internet access. Starlink has since sent technology. Mikhail Fedorov, deputy prime minister of the country, At the end of February, I turned to Musk for help. star link He said he helped the Ukrainian army. Stay online amid the Russian invasion.
Musk said in March that Russia attempted an attack on Starlink’s network. said At that point, the company “resisted against all hacking and sabotage attempts”.
U.S. Department of Defense official Dave Tremper said: C4ISRNET Conference In April, Starlink quickly defeated a Russian jammer attack in Ukraine and defended against hacking much faster than the US military.
SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider about attempting to hack Starlink, which has gained 150,000 daily users in Ukraine since Russia became active in February.
The company continued to send shipments of Starlink terminals to Ukraine. Tweet by Fedorov. Fedorov said the service provided “decisive support for Ukraine’s infrastructure and restoration of destroyed territories”. said.
Musk was found joking on Sunday that Roscosmos cosmonaut Dmitry Rogozin made a statement to Russian state media that “you can die under mysterious circumstances.” According to a statement posted by Musk, the Starlink terminals were supplied to the Ukrainian army and Musk will “take responsibility”.