Traffic of a major Ukrainian internet service provider is blocked and net service is stopped
Ukrtelecom , a Ukrt exclusive telephone company and a major internet service provider, reports that its internet traffic has been blocked and that there has been a widespread outage in the country.
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Ukrtelecom's National Special Communications Service announced on March 29, 2022, 'Today, the enemy launched a powerful cyberattack on Ukrtelecom's IT infrastructure. Ukrtelecom's Secretary of State for Special Communications, Yurii Shchyhol, is currently Ukrtelecom. It explains that a large-scale cyber attack on Ukrtelecom has been neutralized, and it is already in the process of resuming the service. ' doing.
Today, the enemy launched a powerful cyberattack against #Ukrtelecom's IT-infrastructure. According to Yurii Shchyhol , the Chairman of the @dsszzi , at the moment massive cyberattack against #Ukrtelecom is neutralized . #war— SSSCIP Ukraine (@dsszzi) March 28, 2022
Ukrtelecom continues to temporarily limit the provision of services to the majority of individual users and business clients in order to maintain the network infrastructure and continue to serve the Ukrainian army and other troops and customers. The attack was repelled thanks to the rapid response of the Ukrainian National Special Communications Services expert to the situation, and now Ukrtelecom has the ability to initiate a service restoration to its customers. '
The specialists from the @dsszzi promptly reacted to the situation, due to which the attack was repelled. And now #Ukrtelecom has an ability to begin restoring its services to the clients. #StopRussia #UkraineUnderAttack— SSSCIP Ukraine (@dsszzi) March 28, 2022
Meanwhile, NetBlocks, a monitoring organization that oversees cybersecurity and Internet governance, said, 'Ukrainian domestic provider Ukrtelecom has recorded a major Internet outage. Real-time network data shows that Internet connections were prewar. It has dropped to 13%. Providers are reporting issues with new session allocations. '
⚠️ Confirmed: A major internet disruption has been registered across #Ukraine on national provider #Ukrtelecom ; real-time network data show connectivity collapsing to 13% of pre-war levels; the provider reports issues assigning new sessions— NetBlocks (@netblocks) March 28, 2022
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According to data from another network monitoring company, Kentik, Ukrtelecom's traffic blockage has been causing network failures for more than five hours since around 11:00 local time. The failure also caused Ukrtelecom's traffic volume in Ukraine to drop to the seventh place overall. Of the Internet service providers in Ukraine, Ukrtelecom is the only one that provides Internet connection services in rural areas of Ukraine.
Based on @kentikinc data, Ukrtelecom is 7th among Ukrainian providers in terms of the volume of traffic they move.— Doug Madory (@DougMadory) March 28, 2022
But as the incumbent, they are likely the only provider available in rural parts of the country. Pic.twitter.com/gcMEz5XqJi
According to local reports, Ukrtelecom is managed by Rinat Akhmetov, a former state-owned telecommunications operator and the wealthiest person in Ukraine at the time of writing. As of early 2021, Ukrtelecom had more than 200,000 fixed broadband subscribers, and thousands of employees were physically destroyed, according to the company's chief technology officer, Dmytro Mykytiuk. He said he is working to repair the network cable.
Ukrtelecom also suffered a network failure on March 8th and 10th, 2022, and another Internet service provider, Trioran, also suffered a major network failure on March 10th.
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