A user on the Telegram messaging service, who purports to represent the pro-Russian hacker group Killnet, claims to be responsible for instability on Britain’s Prince William’s position to the throne early Tuesday morning.
Dagbladet’s checks learned that there was instability associated with the Prince of Wales’ official website.
Whether the group was in fact responsible for the Prince’s website downtime, or took responsibility in the wake of noticing the website was down, is currently unknown.
On a related Telegram account, the group later claimed that it would also attack UK government and health service websites at a later date.
Also today, all health facilities, government services and online services will stop working, says the account under a screenshot showing the Prince of Wales website down.
In a new message, the group also claimed to have taken down the London Stock Exchange’s website, but upon verification, Dagbladet had no problems with that website.
The hacker group previously made itself known in Norway when it carried out a massive attack on Norwegian services on June 29.
Through a so-called denial-of-service attack, services such as BankId, BuyPass, Nav, the Norwegian Labor Inspectorate, the Police, VG and NRK were paused.
Dagbladet and Kommunal Rapport were previously in contact for a long time with an active member of the group who claimed that the group also had active members in Norway.
A text marked on Norwegian soil has also been found that refers to the same thing.
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