Ignored in most reports of cyber attack on Ukrainian government web sites: For OUN UPA

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      jbnw
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      Most of the claims now are that it’s from Russia, but look at the actual message, translated at https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/01/ukraine-says-government-websites-hit-by-massive-cyber-attack/. These last lines aren’t reported:

      The message left by hackers, posted in Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish, added: “This is for your past, present and future. For Volyn, for the OUN UPA [Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists/Ukrainian Insurgent Army], for Halychyna, for Polissya and for historical lands.”

      As this report comments:

      Comments at the end of the message referred to Ukrainian insurgent fighters during the second world war and appeared to chastise Ukraine for ethnic clashes and atrocities. Poland and Ukraine accuse each other of committing atrocities during the period in the region, which the countries have jostled over for centuries.

      The hackers’ post also included defaced images of Ukraine’s national symbols, with a line across the flag, coat of arms, and a map of the country.

      It was not immediately clear if the hackers were Polish or if this was an attempt to incite divisions between Ukraine and Poland, one of Kyiv’s strongest European allies in the face of Russian aggression.

      Support for (literal) Nazi organizations is not what I would expect from Russia; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_of_Ukrainian_Nationalists for more.

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      snot
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      to be any of the above.

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

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        jbnw
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        But it amuses me that I didn’t know the rest of the message until I translated it myself, and then searched for a web site which included that last line.

        It would be apparent to any Russian, Ukrainian or Polish speaker, but then, my language abilities are, like most Americans, limited 🙁

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