Russian military hacked into European satellites: US officials

The Russian military hacked into a European satellite internet service that affected Ukrainian military communications, according to the US government officials.

The cyber attack hit the KA-SAT satellite broadband network, owned by Viasat, a US satellite communications company, as Russia began the invasion of Ukraine last month, the officials told The Washington Post.

Western intelligence agencies had launched a probe into the cyberattack that hit Viasat, resulting in a huge communications outage across Europe.

"We currently believe this was a deliberate, isolated and external cyber event," Viasat spokesperson Chris Phillips had said.

Officials from Viasat told Air Force Magazine that the attack was conducted through a compromise of the system that manages customer satellite terminals.

US President Biden has advised businesses to take added precautions against hacking, citing