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U.S., allies provide Ukraine with “whatever support needed” to recover from cyber attacks

The United States and its allies have offered to provide all the support that Ukraine needs to recover from the massive cyberattacks that spilled over the Ukrainian government’s website on Friday.

The laptop screen will display the warning message that was displayed on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine after a major cyberattack. (Photo: Reuters)

A spokesman for the White House National Security Council (NSC) said the United States and its allies provided assistance to Ukraine as the nature and impact of cyberattacks targeting the country continued to be investigated.

When asked by reporters whether the cyberattack was carried out by Russian intelligence, a senior government official later said, “There is no attribution at this time.”

High-ranking government officials said a series of attacks that polluted the Ukrainian government’s websites were limited and several websites returned online.

The incident took place as tensions between Russia and the United States over Ukraine increased after a week of diplomacy by the Biden administration failed to reduce military buildup at the Russian-Ukraine border.

An NSC spokesman said, “We will provide all the support that Ukraine needs to recover.”

A cyberattack on Ukraine blocked access to a series of government websites, leaving the message “All personal data was uploaded and the data on this computer was irreparably destroyed.”

The message added: “All your information is public. Fear and anticipate the worst.”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg “strongly condemns” the case, saying that allied cyber experts will provide Ukraine with a cyber defense information sharing platform in the coming days.

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U.S., allies provide Ukraine with “whatever support needed” to recover from cyber attacks

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