Russian Forces Routed Internet Traffic Through Russia After Blackout in Kherson
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After Russian forces created a near-total internet blackout in Kherson and parts of Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine this past weekend, they reinstated service but routed it through Russia’s network instead of Ukrainian telecommunications infrastructure.
The State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine (SSSCIP) said the disconnection was “caused by line breakages at fiber-optic backbones and by a power outage with service operators’ equipment in these regions.” The goal of the rerouting was to make Russia’s “false propaganda an uncontested source of information,” according to the SSSCIP, which added that Russian forces also wanted to show some signs of success in the conflict by creating “people’s republics” in occupied territory. (Jonathan Greig / Cyberscoop)
Related: Reuters, The New Voice of Ukraine, CIP.gov.ua
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