Estonia hit by ‘most extensive’ cyberattack since 2007 amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine war

Estonia was subject to “the most extensive cyberattack” since 2007, the Baltic state’s government said on Thursday, a day after it started removing Soviet-era war monuments from public areas in the wake of Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine.

The Russia-based and pro-Russia hacker group Killnet said on the messaging app Telegram that it was responsible for Wednesday’s cyberattack and said that it blocked access to more than 200 state and private Estonian institutions.

“Yesterday, Estonia was subject to the most extensive cyberattacks it has faced since 2007,” tweeted Luukas Ilves, under-secretary for digital transformation at Estonia’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications on Thursday.

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Source: Euronews