Cyberattack Impairs Ukraine’s Largest Telecom Operator


The largest mobile network provider in Ukraine, Kyivstar, was the target of a massive cyberattack that disrupted millions of citizens’ internet and mobile communications.

Over a million people use home internet services from Kyivstar, with almost 25 million mobile subscribers. Oleksandr Komarov, CEO of Kyivstar, asserted that the company’s IT infrastructure had been “partially destroyed” and that the cyberattack was “a result of” the conflict with Russia. Another system affected was one that sent out air raid alerts to certain areas of Kiev.

Confirming that Kyivstar had been the target of a widespread attack, Kyivstar’s parent company, Netherlands-based VEON Ltd., referred to the incident as “one of the largest cyberattacks in the history of the global telecom market.”

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