Ukrainian Energy Website Taken Down by Hackers

The website of the Ukrainian coal and energy ministry was taken down by a ransomware attack Tuesday, Reuters reports.

Hackers took down the website and posted a message in English, demanding that a ransom be paid in Bitcoin to recover the encrypted files.

Yulia Kvitko, cyber police spokeswoman, told Reuters that the attack appeared to be an isolated incident. “This case is not large-scale,” she said. “If necessary, we are ready to react and help.”

The websites of state-run energy companies were not affected by the attack and the ministry’s email system was working normally.

Read more at Reuters

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