Ukraine nuclear power company says Russia attacked website | Russia-Ukraine war News
Ukraine’s state nuclear power company Energoatom said that hackers based in Russia carried out a major attack on its website.
Ukraine’s state nuclear power company Energoatom said Russia-based hackers carried out a major three-hour attack on its website but posed no significant problems.
“The Russian group ‘People’s Cyber Army’ carried out a cyber attack using 7.25 million bot users who simulated hundreds of millions of views of the company’s main page,” Energoatom said. know in a statement Tuesday.
“[This] does not significantly affect the operation of the Energoatom website. “
Energoatom said the Russian “popular cyberarmy” group used the bot to attack the site for three hours, but the attack “did not have a significant impact on the operation of the Energoatom website.”
A Telegram channel called “popular cyberarmy” in Russian around midday urged followers to attack the website of the Ukrainian nuclear operator.
But on Tuesday night, it announced a “change” in the plan, redirecting supporters to a new target – the National Memorial Institute of Ukraine, whose website is sluggish.
The cyber attack came as tensions flared around the Zaporizhzhia power plant in the south of the country, which Russian forces occupied in March, shortly after invading the neighboring country.
Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling the largest nuclear installation in Europe, raising fears of a nuclear accident.
Ukraine counted four nuclear power plants to provide it with about half of its electricity before the Russian invasion on February 24.
Ukraine was the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986, when reactor number 4 of the Chernobyl power plant exploded.
The power plant’s three other reactors have been shut down in a row, the most recent being closed in 2000.
Russian troops on the first day of the invasion seized the Chernobyl plant, seizing it and a highly radioactive exclusion zone around the complex for several weeks.