Russia now launches cyber attacks on Satellites

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Viasat Inc, an American company that offers satellite based broadband internet services across Ukraine and Europe, has openly confessed that there was a disruption caused to its services that coincides with the date of Putin waging a war with Ukraine.

Though the Carlsbad based company is unsure of what exactly caused its high-speed internet beam to fail; it suspects that a foreign nation’s interference could have caused the downtime.

Getting deep into the details, in March 2021, KA-SAT Satellite was bought from its previous owner, Eutelsat, by Viasat.

And the same satellite stopped working from last week that matches with the day; the Russian government launched a battle to take control of Kyiv.

Interestingly, many of the ISPs that offer web services across France and Germany were also affected with the outages and PaxEX Aero suspects that 3 out of six outages could have been caused by a cyber attack such as DDoS launched by adversary nations.

The staff of Viasat is busy investigating the cause of the outage and is making full scale arrangements to resolve it by the end of this day.

Details on how many customers were affected by the digital attack are yet to be determined.

Tesla Chief Elon Musk made it official that his SpaceX services of offering internet in Ukraine were still active and assured that his company will do its best to keep the Ukrainians stay connected with the world.

As expected, Russia for now is just interested in taking down its neighboring nation at any cost and has shown a blind eye towards media speculations. But an assurance was given by the leader Putin that talks to resolve the issues are underway.

Note- Viasat is a California based company that provides secure networking solutions along with a high-speed satellite based internet. It not only serves the regular commercial market but also has clients from Political and Military & Defense sectors.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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