Kyivstar resumed mobile Internet operations throughout Ukraine after a hacker attack

Kyivstar resumed mobile Internet operations throughout Ukraine after a hacker attack

December 15, 21:41 Share:

Kyivstar spoke about the pace of network restoration as of December 15 (Photo: REUTERS/Alina Smutko)

The Kyivstar company on Friday, December 15, resumed the operation of mobile Internet throughout Ukraine after a hacker attack.

The company's press service reported this on Facebook.

According to Kyivstar, as of December 15 the company:

restored access to mobile Internet throughout the country;

is actively working on launching SMS and restoring access to My Kyivstar;

More than 95% of mobile communication base stations have resumed operation.

“The network is stabilizing and working according to all standards, including 4G,” the press service said in a statement.

Kyivstar reports that the quality of communication will soon improve, even if it is now operating at a reduced speed. It is noted that in some settlements there may still be short-term difficulties with communication.

“As soon as we learn that the stabilization measures were successful and the services are working at 100%, we will definitely notify you,” the company added.

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The largest operator in Ukraine, Kyivstar, experienced a large-scale disruption on Tuesday morning, December 12. Communication problems are observed throughout Ukraine.

The company announced a technical failure, as a result of which communication services and Internet access may be unavailable for part of the subscriber base.

The Ministry of Digital Transformation also explained why the failure of Kyivstar caused problems with national roaming.

On December 12, co-founder of monobank Oleg Gorokhovsky announced massive DDoS attacks on their system. On the same day, Gorokhovsky announced that the attack had been repulsed.

Finally, Kyivstar explained the reason for the large-scale failure — it was a hacker attack.

As reported, Russian hackers of the Solntsepek group took full responsibility for the cyberattack on the mobile operator Kyivstar. The SBU responded to this information.