WORLD NATO and EU offer Ukraine cyber-security support after 'massive' attack


NATO and EU offer Ukraine cyber-security support after 'massive' attack


08:36, January 15, 2022

Service member of the Ukrainian armed forces Volodya, known by the nom de guerre Yakut, is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russia-backed rebels outside the town of Popasna in Luhansk Region, Ukraine. (Photo: Agencies)

NATO has announced it plans to strengthen cyber-security cooperation with Ukraine after key government websites were targeted in a massive attack on Kyiv.

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday: "In the coming days, NATO and Ukraine will sign an agreement on enhanced cyber cooperation, including Ukrainian access to NATO's malware information sharing platform."

The European Union's top diplomat Josep Borrell condemned the online invasion on Ukraine and said the EU's political and security committee and cyber units would meet to decide how to respond and help Kyiv.

A cyberattack warning Ukrainians to "be afraid and expect the worst" hit government websites late on Thursday, leaving some websites inaccessible on Friday morning and prompting Kyiv to open an investigation.

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