Deputy Victoria Grib informed that 24 million Ukrainians are without communications. According to her, every hour of failure causes “huge losses.”
On December 12, the Kyivstar mobile operator experienced a large-scale disruption after a cyber attack, and the Monobank banking service was subjected to a DDos attack. People’s Deputy, member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy and Housing and Communal Services Victoria Grib explained what consequences this will have.
“The failure of Kyivstar and the problems of Monobank as a result of hacker attacks demonstrated the total vulnerability of the telecommunications infrastructure. The chain reaction was followed by banking services – bank terminals and ATMs that operate on mobile cards,” the people’s deputy noted.
She noted that 24 million subscribers were left without communication. Kyivstar is the largest communications infrastructure in Ukraine, and the company has more than 53 thousand base stations.
“For a business, even an hour without communication is a huge loss. I’m already silent about the impossibility of calling an ambulance or the police, or rescuers in the front-line regions,” Grib wrote.
The deputy called for starting a “serious investigation” into the cyber attacks and drawing “serious conclusions” from the current situation.
“Cyber security is one of the highest priorities, along with energy security,” she emphasized.
Let us remind you that the Ministry of Infrastructure promised to restore communication within a few hours.
Due to a malfunction in the work of Kyivstar, some of the ATMs, POS terminals and information and payment terminals of Oschadbank are not working.
The Kyivstar company officially confirmed the hacker attack and promised compensation to those who were unable to use the services due to lack of communication.
Monobank co-founder Oleg Gorokhovsky reported that the bank was subjected to a massive DDos attack. Subsequently, he assured that the service was safe and the attack was successfully repelled.