Targeting of Ukrainian banks and defense ministry
Date of report
  • February 2022
  • Believed to be the work of Russia's government
Russia targeted the Ukrainian defense ministry website and multiple banks with a DDoS attack, taking their sites offline and halting ATM service in some cases. Ukraine, the United States, and the United Kingdom attributed the attack to Russia, which denied the accusations. 
Suspected victims
  • Ukrainian banks and defense ministry
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Denial of service
Target category
  • Government
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response