Russia Responsible for Viasat Network Cyber ​​Attack

The European Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom have officially blamed Russia for the cyberattack on US telecom company Viasat, which took place on the day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The European Union Council, together with its international partners, issued a press release “strongly condemning” the attack on the satellite KA-SAT network operated by Viasat.

Although the attacks were primarily aimed at the Ukrainian military, thousands of civilian Viasat customers in Ukraine and “tens of thousands” of customers across Europe all experienced Internet outages, causing much collateral damage.

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In addition, remote access to nearly 6,000 wind turbines in Germany has also been disabled.

“These unacceptable cyberattacks are another example of an ongoing pattern of irresponsible behavior in Russia’s cyberspace, which also constituted an integral part of Ukraine’s illegal and unwarranted invasions.” “These actions are contrary to the expectations set by all UN member states, including the Russian Federation, for responsible state behavior and state intentions in cyberspace.”

Independent cybersecurity researchers say the Russians used a wiper malware called “AcidRain” in the attack. AcidRain can remotely wipe vulnerable modem endpoints.

Even today, more than two months after the invasion and cyberattack began, the attack has not yet been fully resolved. “Thousands of terminals” have been destroyed in the attack and replacement will take time. To date, Viasat says it has shipped about 30,000 routers to affected customers.

The Internet has proven to be the second front in the war between Russia and Ukraine. While hacktivist Anonymous and numerous other hacking groups have used their skills to deliver censored content to the Russian public, Russia has been blocking the internet, tightly controlling the media, and preventing Ukrainian infrastructure, cyber espionage and cyber espionage against the government. You are engaged in a destructive campaign. Institutions and their allies.

Through: Tech Crunch

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