Georgia hit by massive cyberattack

Georgia has been hit by a massive cyberattack, with more than 2,000 websites, including state television, attacked, and most of the sites’ home pages have been revamped to replace portraits of former President Mikheil Saakashvili and the words “I will be back.” The source of the attack is unclear, and netizens have been commenting on social media that Russia may have been responsible.


Cybersecurity experts say the lack of protection for Government websites in Georgia is vulnerable. Saakashvili, who came to power between 2004 and 2013, renounced his Georgian citizenship in 2015 to become governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region, was expelled from Ukraine in 2018 after a troubled affair with his predecessor, and regained his Ukrainian citizenship in 2019. He is wanted in Georgia on criminal charges, which he claims are politically motivated.

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