Targeting of Ukrainian government websites using two-year-old backdoors
Date of report
  • February 2023
Ukraine’s Computer Emergency Response Team said that Russian state hackers, Nodaria, breached multiple government websites using backdoors placed as far back as December 2021. The hackers used the backdoors to modify content on the affected websites, although what content was modified is unclear.
Suspected victims
  • Ukrainian government websites
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Defacement
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response