US, allies condemn Russian cyberattacks

The U.S. and its allies are condemning Russia for destructive cyberattacks they say Moscow has launched against Ukraine.


In a statement, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday said that Ukraine has experienced numerous disruptive cyber operations, including website defacements, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and cyberattacks that erased data from computers belonging to the Ukrainian government and private companies.


Blinken said that the disruptive cyber operations began in January — just a month before the invasion — and have since continued.


The U.S. and the European Union confirmed that Russia was behind a cyberattack that targeted Ukraine’s satellite network in late February.