Ukrainian Energy Ministry Website Suffers Ransomware AttackAttackers sent a message in English demanding ransom in Bitcoin.
Ukraine's energy and coal ministry website was crippled today by a ransomware attack that locked down its files and took the site offline.
The attackers demanded a ransom fee in Bitcoin via a message in English, and Ukrainian officials say it appears to be an isolated attack with no other Ukrainian energy company or other victims in the country, Reuters reports.
An energy and coal ministry spokesperson told Reuters the agency is currently working on the incident. "We do not know how long it will take to resolve the issue," the spokesperson said. "Ukrenergo, Energoatom - everything is okay with their sites, it’s only our site that does not work."
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