Approximately 70 Ukrainian government websites – including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Defense and Security Council websites — were struck by a cyberattack. The hackers left a message behind on the website telling Ukrainians that their data had become public and to “expect the worst.” Ukrainian authorities stated that no personal data was stolen during the attacks; however, many of the websites were temporarily down as a precautionary measure while they were being restored. Ukrainian officials noted that early indications point toward the attack having been carried out by individuals in Russia. The attacks occurred as negotiations between Russia and Western countries to de-escalate tensions amid concerns regarding potential Russian military action against Ukraine concluded without any significant diplomatic breakthroughs.