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Georgia reports massive cyber attack ‘carried out by Russia’

Christian Fernsby |
Georgia’s foreign ministry announced yesterday that a massive cyber attack had taken place against its state institutions and media, and that investigations have shown that Russia was responsible for it.

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“On 28 October 2019, a large scale cyber attack was launched against the websites, servers and other operating systems of the Administration of the President of Georgia, the courts, various municipal assemblies, state bodies, private sector organisations and media outlets.

As a result of the cyber attack, the servers and operating systems of these organisations were significantly damaged, severely affecting their functionality”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

Up to 15,000 state, private and media websites were taken out by hackers and replaced by an image of former Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili and the caption ‘I’ll be back’.

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