Russia ramping up cyberattacks against Starlink systems in Ukraine: Musk


Russia has increased a number of cyberattacks against Starlink internet communication systems in Ukraine, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said on its social media account.  

“Starlink has resisted Russian cyberwar jamming & hacking attempts so far, but they’re ramping up their efforts,” Musk stated via his Twitter account.

In the post, Musk also shared a Reuters report stating that Russia was behind a massive cyberattack against a satellite internet network that took tens of thousands of modems offline after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

Since the onset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, SpaceX has been shipping Starlink terminals to Ukraine, after internet has been disrupted due to the war.  

In May 2022, Mykhaylo Fedorov, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, said that approximately 150,000 Ukrainian people are currently using Starlink internet daily.  


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