Since the beginning of the year, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has neutralised more than 4,500 cyber-attacks on Ukraine.
"We have approached 2022 with 8 years of hybrid warfare experience behind us. After all, the war in cyberspace had been going on for a while. At the time of the invasion, we were already prepared for the worst scenarios. And the massive cyber-attacks that we repelled in January and February served as additional 'training' before the invasion," Ilya Vityuk, head of the SBU cyber security department, said.
He noted that in 2020 almost 800 cyber-attacks were recorded, in 2021 there were 1,400, and in 2022 their number increased more tripled.
"Today, the aggressor country launches an average of more than 10 cyber-attacks per day. Fortunately, Ukrainian society does not even know about most of them," Vityuk said.
He added that the enemy's special attention is focused on energy, logistics, military facilities, as well as government databases and information resources.
Vityuk promised that after the victory of Ukraine, Russian hackers will face separate charges at the international military tribunal.