Last night, official websites of the ministries of Ukraine were hacked. All the information on the websites disappeared, and a message was published urging Ukrainians to “prepare for the worst.”
The websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs were hacked, and the portals of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry of Sports, the Ministry of Community and Territorial Development, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Ecology, the Ministry of Energy were blocked and could not be opened.
An appeal appeared on the websites claiming that all personal data of citizens was “uploaded to the network”, and the information on the computer is destroyed and cannot be restored.
“All information about you has become public, be afraid and wait for the worst. This is for your past, present and future. For Volhynia, for the OUN UPA, for Galicia, for Polesie and for historical lands,” the message reads.
The message was published in three languages: Ukrainian, Russian and Polish.
Some local media reported that photos of naked women were published on the main page of the Ministry of Education and Science website.
The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine later said that the agency’s website was subjected to a “global attack” and was temporarily disabled. The ministry claimed that the repair work was underway and “cyber police are working.”
According to the special communication service, no personal data was leaked as a result of the attack, the work of most websites has already been restored.
Earlier, in 2017, the website of the Ministry of Education and Science was subjected to another hacker attack. Then the agency, after restoring access to the system, reported that the data on the main page had been changed, and the resource temporarily did not work.