During Zelenskyy’s speech, Finnish government websites were hacked

During Zelenskyy’s speech, Finnish government websites were hacked

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Finland's government claims that its websites were targeted in a cyberattack during Ukraine's President speech to parliament.

During Zelenskyy’s speech, Finnish government websites were hacked

During Zelenskyy’s speech, Finnish government websites were hacked

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Finland’s government claims that its websites were targeted in a cyberattack during Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s speech to parliament.

On Friday afternoon, the official pages of the Finnish foreign and defence ministries were also down for a short while.

The foreign ministry later admitted that it had been struck by a “denial of service attack” (DDOS) attack in a statement.

The website was first down about 12:00 p.m., but was quickly “returned to normal” within an hour, according to the ministry.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken measures to limit the attack in cooperation with service providers and the Cybersecurity Centre.”

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Helsinki did not disclose who was behind the attack or provide any other information.

By bombarding a website with a lot of internet traffic and activity, a DDOS attack tries to stop it from working.

These are not ransomware cyberattacks, where hackers might ask for money to get back files they have stolen.

During Zelenskyy’s video address to Finland’s parliament, the government was targeted by a cyberattack.

Helsinki did not disclose who was behind the attack or provide any other information.

By bombarding a website with a lot of internet traffic and activity, a DDOS attack tries to stop it from working.

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These aren’t ransomware cyberattacks, in which hackers demand payment in exchange for access to files they’ve stolen.

During Zelenskyy’s video address to Finland’s parliament, the government was targeted by a cyberattack.

“Russia’s war against Ukraine is decisive not only for the future of our country but also for all those who share a border with Russia, as you did 83 years ago,” Zelenskyy said.

Following the commencement of the war, Finland, which shares a 1,300-kilometer border with Russia, is considering joining NATO.

Finland’s defence ministry also confirmed that a Russian government plane had briefly crossed across its airspace on Friday.

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