US and Allies Blame Russia for Viasat Hack Ahead of Ukraine Invasion

C4ISRNET US And Allies Blame Russia For Viasat Hack Ahead Ukraine Invasion

The U.S., Canada and European powers this week blamed Russia for a February cyberattack that disrupted internet service for tens of thousands of people in the critical moments that preceded the latest invasion of Ukraine.

The Feb. 24 attack on Viasat Inc., a California-based provider of high-speed satellite broadband services and secure networking systems covering military and commercial markets worldwide, was meant to cripple Ukrainian command and control as Russian forces advanced, U.S. and U.K. officials said May 10.

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