UK, EU, US formally blame Russia for Viasat satellite hack before Ukraine invasion

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The EU statement said the hack was “yet another example of Russia’s continued pattern of irresponsible behaviour in cyberspace, which also formed an integral part of its illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine.”

The Viasat hack was “perhaps the most impactful [cyber] attack of the Russian invasion so far,” SentinelOne threat researcher Juan Andrés Guerrero-Saade told CyberScoop on March 31 after releasing an analysis of the malware involved. Tens of thousands of the company’s modems had to be replaced after the attack, the company said in a March 30 statement.

The Russian embassy did not immediately answer a request for comment.