Cyberattack on Ukraine 24 Spreads Disinformation

TV station Ukraine 24 falsely reported Wednesday that the Ukrainian President had urged Ukrainians to stop fighting and give up their weapons in what has been reported as disinformation. The program’s news ticker was hacked to display messages to appear as though they were coming from the president. The TV network confirmed that the news ticker was hacked and the messages were false. On the same day, a Telegram channel reported that hackers published to Ukrainian websites a deepfake video of the president repeating similar messages.