Kyivstar explains network failure by hacker attack, subscriber data not compromised

A failure in the network of Ukraine’s largest telecoms operator Kyivstar, which occurred on Tuesday morning, was caused by a hacker attack, but subscriber data was not compromised, the company involved law enforcement agencies and special government services in eliminating the failure, and promises compensation to customers.

“On the morning of December 12, the Kyivstar communications network became the target of a powerful hacker attack, which caused a technical failure, as a result of which communication services and Internet access were temporarily unavailable,” the company said on Tuesday.

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Source: Interfax Ukraine News