Ukraine’s nuclear operator Energoatom on Tuesday reported what it referred to as an “unprecedented” cyberattack on its web site, however mentioned its operations had not been disrupted.
“On August 16, 2022, probably the most highly effective cyberattack because the begin of the Russian invasion occurred towards Energoatom’s web site,” the operator mentioned on Telegram.
It “was attacked from Russian territory”.
The Russian “standard cyberarmy” group used greater than 7 million web bots to assault the web site for 3 hours, Energoatom mentioned.
However the assault “didn’t have a substantial affect on the work of the Energoatom web site”.
A Telegram channel referred to as “standard cyberarmy” in Russian round noon referred to 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 most important in Europe, sparking fears of a nuclear accident.
Ukraine counted on 4 nuclear energy stations to provide 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 facility station’s three different reactors have been successively closed down, with the most recent 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 complicated for a number of weeks.
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