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.
Starlink has resisted Russian cyberwar jamming & hacking attempts so far, but they’re ramping up their efforts https://t.co/w62yCsDA5w— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 11, 2022
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.
Rough data on Starlink’s usage: around 150K active users per day. This is crucial support for Ukraine’s infrastructure and restoring the destroyed territories. Ukraine will stay connected no matter what. pic.twitter.com/XWjyxPQJyX— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) May 2, 2022