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Ukraine govt websites hit by more cyberattacks, destructive malware

Ukraine's parliament and other government and banking websites were hit with another wave of cyberattacks and destructive malware Wednesday, by unidentified attackers, said cybersecurity researchers.

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Ukraine’s parliament and other government and banking websites were hit with another wave of distributed-denial-of-service attacks Wednesday, and cybersecurity researchers said unidentified attackers had also infected hundreds of computers with destructive malware.

Officials have long said they expect cyber attacks to precede and accompany any Russian military incursion, and analysts said the incidents hew to a nearly two-decade-old Russian playbook of wedding cyber operations with real-world aggression.

ESET Research Labs said it detected a new data-wiping piece of malware in Ukraine Wednesday on “hundreds of machines in the country.” It was not clear, however, how many networks were affected.

“With regards whether the

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First Published: Feb 24 2022 | 7:07 AM IST

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