“Cyber ​​attack” disconnected thousands of Europeans from the Internet. Culprit unknown

(ORDO NEWS) — Nearly 9,000 people using satellite internet in Europe dropped out of the network at one point.

The Internet shutdown for thousands of people was caused by a malfunction in the satellite of an American company. However, who is to blame for this is not yet clear.

Nearly 9,000 subscribers of satellite internet service provided by its Nordnet subsidiary in France were left without internet after a Feb. 24 “cyber attack” on Viasat, the US satellite operator of which it is a customer, according to Orange.

Eutelsat, the parent company of satellite internet service bigblu, also confirmed that about a third of Europe’s 40,000 bigblu subscribers in Germany, France, Hungary, Greece, Italy and Poland were affected by the Viasat outage.

Who is to blame for the internet shutdown?

Viasat said on Wednesday that a “cyber attack” caused a partial network outage for customers “in Ukraine and elsewhere” in Europe that use the KA-SAT satellite.

Viasat did not provide any further details, saying only that “police and government partners” have been notified and are assisting in the investigation.

The Americans speculate that the shutdown may have been caused by a cyberattack by Russian hackers, but there is no evidence for this.

The military and cyber experts fear that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine could lead to an outbreak of cyber attacks – “cyber armageddon” with serious consequences for the civilian population of Ukraine and Russia, as well as the whole world.

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