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Ukraine’s presidency says website attacked by Russia

IT specialists and Western governments are rarely able to pin a hacking attack directly on the Kremlin but often accuse groups close to the Russian government.

The Ukrainian presidency said its website had been attacked by Russia in apparent retaliation for Kiev’s decision to block prominent Moscow-based social networks.

Ukraine’s presidency says website attacked by Russia
Ukraine’s presidency says website attacked by Russia

Ukraine’s presidency says website attacked by Russia

IT specialists and Western governments are rarely able to pin a hacking attack directly on the Kremlin but often accuse groups close to the Russian government.

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Putin says Russia has nothing to do with cyberattack

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