Ukraine's Internet

Ukraine’s Internet is under attack

Did you know that Ukraine’s internet has faced outages since missile attacks restarted on Monday -a drop of more than 20% was recorded yesterday by The Internet Observatory Netblocks.

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This loss of connectivity is not thought to be due to cyber attacks but is more to physical attacks on power infrastructure.

Ukraine’s Internet attacks, what is being done?

The Director of Netblocks, Alp Toker, is on the show to explain what’s happened.

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