Ukraine postal service hit by DDoS

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Ukraine postal service hit by DDoSUkraine has been cementing its rather unenviable position as one of the world’s leading cyber trouble hot spots. The Petya (or notPetya) malware strain that ended up wreaking havoc in over 60 countries worldwide originated in a Ukrainian accountancy business before spreading through the country’s airports, banks and supermarkets. In 2015 one of its major electricity power grids also suffered what is believed to be a state-sponsored malware attack. And that’s not even half of it.

Now Ukraine’s postal service has been taken out of operation by a DDoS cyberattack. Starting with interference in computerised parcel tracking, the two-day disruption spread to the wider Ukrposhta computer network; affecting its website and key mailing systems.

Inevitably the finger of blame points towards Russia – Ukraine’s neighbour tends to feature high on the list of suspects…