Russian Missile Attacks Disrupt Ukraine Telecommunication And Energy Infrastructure
Category: Critical Infrastructure Security | Industries: Energy, Telecommunication | Level: Strategic | Source: The Record
Russian missile strikes on Monday, October 10th, and Tuesday, October 11th resulted in power outages and service disruptions to internet and mobile communications in Ukraine. Internet connectivity tracked by Cloudflare identified a dip of 35% from normal traffic. As shared in a report from The Record, authorities urged Ukrainians to restrict the use of mobile communication and electrical services due to the damage caused by Russian missiles. "Russia fired a total of 84 missiles and 24 drones at Ukraine on Monday, damaging critical infrastructure sites, residential buildings, schools, cultural institutions, and healthcare facilities." Since the war, Ukraine has endured multiple power and communication outages. The country has relied on backup generators and Elon Musk’s satellite internet Starlink for service. Damages in cyberspace will likely follow as assessed by Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence predicting Russia to leverage past experiences to attack Ukraine's energy systems.