The Ukrainian government accused Russia of defacing several government websites. Ukraine claimed that the cyberattack was intended as a false flag, as it utilized malware from an external ransomware group in an attempt to obfuscate attribution. The move came as Ukraine and Russia were locked in a state of heightened conflict, with the Ukrainian government accusing Russia of mounting a far larger campaign to place wipers on Ukrainian government systems that could be activated in the event of an invasion.
- Over seventy Ukrainian government websites
Suspected state sponsor
Type of incident
Victim government reaction