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“Massive” cyber attack hits government websites

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) – Various government websites Ukraine She is currently down because of “a Internet attack Comprehensive” with threatening text warning Ukrainians to “fear and expect the worst” and claiming that their personal information has been hacked.

“As a result of a massive cyber attack, the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies have been temporarily disrupted,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said on his official Twitter account on Friday.

“Our specialists have already started restoring IT systems and the cyber police has opened an investigation,” he added.

A laptop screen displays a warning message in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish that appeared on the official website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Early Friday morning local time, Ukrainian government websites, including those of the Foreign Ministry, displayed dark screens with threatening texts saying that the personal information of Ukrainians had been hacked.

Read the message posted in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish “Ukrainian! All your personal data has been uploaded to the public network. All data on the computer has been destroyed, and it is impossible to restore.”

“All the information about you has been made public, so be afraid and expect the worst. This is yours for your past, present and future. For Volhynia, for OUN UIA [Organización de Nacionalistas Ucranianos Ejército Insurgente Ucraniano]For Galicia, Polesia and the Historic Lands.”

Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science, whose official website is also down, directed citizens to use the ministry’s official social media channels on Friday while the issue is being resolved.

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Katharina Krebs reported from Kiev and Jake Kwon reported from Seoul.

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