Massive misinformation about Avdiyivka – Ukrainian websites attacked by hackers — Ukraine — tsn.ua

The fake news was supported by the same imagery and headline.

On Sunday, February 18, several Ukrainian electronic media outlets were attacked by Russian hackers who published false information about the events in Avdiivka on their websites or official social media pages.

At 2:30 p.m., fake news appeared on the LIGA.net website about the alleged “defeat” by Russian invaders of elite units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Avdiivka.

The hoax was quickly removed from the news feed by the publication's editorial staff, but it remained active for some time, and was automatically spread to the publication's account on the X social network (formerly Twitter).

Misinformation of the same content appeared on the “Apostrophe” and “Telegraph” websites. The fake news was supported by the same imagery and headline.

In the evening of the same day, the editorial office of “Ukrainian Pravda” lost access to its account on the X social network, in which unknown persons published the same fake information about the alleged “defeat” by the Russian invaders of elite units. Ukrainian Armed Forces in Avdiivka.

Apparently, Ukrainian sites were attacked by a group of Russian hackers.

We remind you that at the end of January of this year, messages from the office of the President of Ukraine began to arrive in the e-mail boxes of Ukrainians. They refer to “ceasefire with the Russian Federation” and “transfer of part of the territory to the occupying country”.

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