Number of cyber attacks on Ukraine's government agencies grows by 56% within week.

The vast majority of DDoS attacks targeted the websites of the Ukrainian President's Office.

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Ukraine's State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection says the system of government agencies' secure access to the Internet blocked 10,767 various cyber attacks within a week, from May 27 to June 2, which was 56% up from the previous week.

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"The system of government agencies' secure access to the Internet blocked 10,767 different types of attacks, which was 56% up from the previous week. Application level attacks in the network accounted for the lion's share (99%). Moreover, 25 DDoS attacks were blocked, the vast majority of which targeted the websites of the Office of the President of Ukraine," the agency's press service said on June 2.

In just a week, the cyber defense system of state information resources and critical infrastructure facilities recorded 115,459 suspicious events, which was 7% up from the previous week. The vast majority of recorded suspicious incidents included the detection of non-standard protocols or events (66%), network scan attempts (27%), detection of network trojan malware (3%), web attacks (2%), and attempts to obtain administrator rights (2%).

"The government's Cert-UA response team during this period registered and processed 2,451 cyber incidents, which was 27% down from the preceding week," the report said.

The vast majority of processed incidents belong to the UACOM domain zone (about 99%). The largest number of incidents relates to the spread of malicious software (accounted for 94% of the total number) and phishing (4%), the press service added.

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