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Websites of Infrastructure Ministry, State Aviation Service hacked

"We regard these attacks as a part of the cyberattacks on the government resources."

Websites of Infrastructure Ministry, State Aviation Service hacked
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The websites of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the State Aviation Service have gone offline in the afternoon of 16 December.

At first, the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure told UNIAN they we unaware of any hacker attack and works were underway on the resumption of the functioning of the website of the ministry. Later, however, a spokeswoman for infrastructure minister, Maryna Tomko, said on Facebook that a "foreign interference" took place.

"The site is working, but temporarily shut down to users. We have addressed the SBU, the National Police, and Cyber Police. We regard the attack on the site as a component of the cyberattacks on the governmental resources, which have intensified over the week," Tomko wrote. Prior to the resumption of full-fledged operation of the site, all information will be posted on Facebook, she said.

On the previous day, hacker attack collapsed the website of Ukrzaliznytsya, making an online ticketing service unavailable. The Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan has said the attack was carried out by Ukrainian hackers on orders from Russia.

Since the beginning of the month, hackers attacked the websites of State Treasury, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Finance and the Pension Fund of Ukraine.

The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov said that the attacks were planned and coordinated from a single centre in Russia.