INCIDENT: Update on Viasat Cyberattack

Satellite communications giant Viasat said a “multifaceted and deliberate” attack hit “several thousand” customers in Ukraine the same day Russia attacked in February.
The Feb. 24 incident, which also hit tens of thousands of other fixed broadband customers across Europe, was localized to a single consumer-oriented partition of the KA-SAT network operated on Viasat’s behalf by a Eutelsat subsidiary, Skylogic.
A targeted denial of service attack (DoS) first ended up discovered after high volumes of focused, malicious traffic made it difficult for modems to remain online, said Viasat’s incident summary. The traffic emanated from several SurfBeam2 and SurfBeam 2+ modems and/or associated customer premise equipment physically located within Ukraine.

Incident Date

February 24, 2022

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

Unknown at this time

Victims

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Viasat: Feb. cyber attack impacted tens of thousands of customers in Ukraine, Europe
  • Viasat Ukraine, Europe Cyberattack Details Emerge

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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