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SBU blocks batch of drone and missile components destined for Russia

SBU cyber experts engaged in systematic efforts to block supply chains of components for Russian drones and missiles, undermining Russia’s military production.
Illia Vitiuk, head of the SBU's Cybersecurity Department
Illia Vitiuk, head of the SBU’s Cybersecurity Department. Credti: SBU/Facebook
SBU blocks batch of drone and missile components destined for Russia

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has blocked the supply of components for the production of 1,600 Shahed drones and 4,000 microchips for cruise missiles that were destined for Russia, Illia Vitiuk, head of the SBU’s Cybersecurity Department, shared this information during a telethon broadcast.

“We are cutting off the supply chains of components to Russian weapons. One example is the blocked supply of servomotors for the production of 1,600 Shaheds and 4,000 microchips for cruise missiles,” Vitiuk said.

In addition to this achievement, Vitiuk mentioned that cyber experts are working on the front line to destroy Russia’s electronic warfare (EW) and radar systems, as well as intercepting drones that coordinate missile and artillery strikes against Ukrainian forces.

“Cyber warfare is not something abstract and virtual. Each repelled attack is a prevented attempt to harm our state and people. Just imagine: Russian special services hacked into the messengers of a soldier and thus found out the exact place and time of the planned training, and as a result, the attack and dozens of dead,” the official explained.

Over the past two years of full-scale war, the SBU has thwarted nearly 10,000 cyberattacks, most of which were stopped at an early stage. These cyberattacks varied in purpose, including reconnaissance, destructive, psychological impact, or combined objectives.

Vitiuk predicts that Russian special services will continue to increase their cyber offensive capabilities. However, he also reminded that the SBU conducts its own special operations in cyberspace to counter these threats.

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