By Marcos Colón
January 4, 2016
State institutions in the Ukraine have been targeted by cyber attacks approximately 6,500 times in the last two months, according to President Petro Poroshenko.
Poroshenko believes that Russia was behind the attacks and is waging a cyberwar against the country, according to a report by Reuters.
A statement released by Poroshenko’s office claims that “acts of terrorism and sabotage on critical infrastructure facilities remain possible,” and that an investigation on the matter has “indicated the complicity directly or indirectly of Russian security services waging a cyberwar against” his country.
One of the attacks severely impacted the State Treasury, abruptly disrupting the department’s systems for several days, resulting in state workers and pensioners to not receiving their pay on time.