Ukraine’s nuclear operator Energoatom on Tuesday reported what it known as an “unprecedented” cyberattack on its web site, however mentioned its operations had not been disrupted.
“On August 16, 2022, the most powerful cyberattack since the start of the Russian invasion occurred against Energoatom’s website,” the operator mentioned on Telegram.
It “was attacked from Russian territory”.
The Russian “popular cyberarmy” group used greater than 7 million web bots to assault the web site for 3 hours, Energoatom mentioned.
However the assault “did not have a considerable impact on the work of the Energoatom website”.
A Telegram channel known as “popular cyberarmy” in Russian round noon known as on its followers to assault the Ukrainian nuclear operator’s web site.
However by Tuesday night, it had introduced a “change” in plans, redirecting supporters to a brand new goal — the Ukrainian Institute of Nationwide Remembrance, whose web site was sluggish.
The cyberattack comes as tensions flare over the Zaporizhzhia energy plant within the south of the nation, which Russian forces occupied in March, shortly after invading its pro-EU neighbour.
Russia and Ukraine have accused one another of shelling the nuclear set up, which is the biggest in Europe, sparking fears of a nuclear accident.
Ukraine counted on 4 nuclear energy stations to produce it with round half of its electrical energy provide earlier than Russia’s invasion on February 24.
Ukraine was the location of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986, when the Chernobyl energy station’s reactor quantity 4 exploded.
The ability station’s three different reactors had been successively closed down, with the newest shutting off in 2000.
Russian troops on the primary day of the invasion seized the Chernobyl plant, occupying it and a extremely radioactive exclusion zone across the advanced for a number of weeks.
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