More than 70 Ukrainian state websites were the subject of huge attacks in January, with several government websites going offline during the incident – including the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and Ministry and Education and Science sites. State police accused hacker groups associated with Russia. The attacks led to long outages for crucial websites, as well as the defacement of many more. Cybersecurity investigators learned that wiper malware was behind the attack – which has now been named WhisperGate. Researchers said that stolen login credentials gave attackers the initial access to government systems.