Elon Musk claims Russia is trying and failing to hack his Starlink satellites over Ukraine

RUSSIA has been trying to hack Starlink satellites over Ukraine, according to Elon Musk.

The SpaceX CEO and owner of the satellites says all hack attempts so far have failed.

Musk recently tweeted: "Starlink has resisted Russian cyberwar jamming & hacking attempts so far, but they’re ramping up their efforts."

The billionaire was tweeting in response to reports that Russian hackers have been blamed for an attack on communication firm Viasat.

Musk deployed a space satellite system over Ukraine shortly after the Russian invasion earlier this year.

The satellites are said to be helping Ukrainian forces communicate.

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Russian hack attempts on the internet providing spacecrafts are said to be getting more frequent.

Almost 600 Starlink stations are helping to provide hospitals and health facilities in Ukraine with the internet.

The satellites are also being used for military purposes.

Musk has previously claimed to have received threats from Russian officials after he supplied Ukraine with satellites.

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He claims Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia's Roscosmos space agency, said Musk would be "held accountable".

The SpaceX CEO joked: "If I die under mysterious circumstances, it's been nice knowin ya."

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Earlier this week, the US, UK and European Union officially blamed cyberattack against satellite provider Viasat.

American communications company Viasat was targeted on February 24, triggering several outages across central and eastern Europe.

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