Ukraine’s internet crashes in ‘biggest Russian cyber attack since invasion’

Ukraine's internet has crashed in what has been dubbed the 'most severe' cyberattack since Vladimir Putin's troops invaded the country.

An investigation has been launched in Ukraine into an attack which has shut down the nation's internet provider Ukrtelecom.

Victor Zhora, Ukraine's deputy head of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection has confirmed to Forbes that the authorities are looking into the alarming problem.

Amid fears that Ukrtelecom has been targeted by Russian hackers, Victor is not yet certain of what is behind the failure telephone, internet and mobile provider's failure.

Investigators are working out whether it has been hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack or a deeper, more sophisticated intrusion.

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