As cyberattack hit, Ukrainians turned to Facebook, Google
July 6, 2017
BORYSPIL, Ukraine (AP) — When departure information disappeared from Kiev airport's website after last week's cyberattack, employees trained a camera on the departure board and broadcast it to YouTube. When government servers were switched off, officials posted updates to Facebook. And with the disruption continuing, office workers have turned to Gmail to keep their businesses going.
As Ukraine's digital infrastructure shuddered under the weight of last Tuesday's cyberattack, Silicon Valley firms played an outsize role in keeping information flowing, an illustration both of their vast rea...