Wednesday morning Russian hacker group Killnet announces a computer attack in NorwaySeveral public Norwegian websites report problems.
Killnet is said to have previously carried out attacks on other countries, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and Latvia. This week, they also carried out an attack on Lithuania.
The hacker group also threatened to influence the outcome of the vote in the Eurovision final in May. Then they simultaneously declared “war” on ten countries, according to Internet news.
We know this about the attacks that the group is said to have carried out – and their consequences:
On June 27, Killnet was said to have carried out an attack on several companies, police and websites of the Lithuanian authorities.
The reason for the attack was in response to the accession of the Baltic states to the EU sanctions against Russia. The mediator writes Internet news.
Killnet posted a video message on the group’s Telegram account asking Lithuania to allow the transport of goods to Kaliningrad, otherwise the country will be under constant attack.
Jonas Skardinskas, head of cybersecurity in Lithuania, warned that the data attack could last for several days with the transport, energy and financial sectors exposed to the bulk of the attacks.
Lithuania’s Data Inspection Authority noted an increase in computer attacks in the country as early as June 24, and said the threats were directed at public agencies, transportation and financial sectors.
The attacks caused problems for the Lithuanian Railways website and prevented passengers from buying train tickets online.
It was not clear if the June 24 attacks were carried out by Killnet.
Killnet hackers continued to attack Lithuanian websites throughout the day on June 27. Users with IP addresses outside Lithuania had problems with the websites of Lithuanian airports, and many were unable to connect to multiple websites of financial service providers. Killnet claimed to have attacked more than a thousand Lithuanian websites, according to Cybernews.
reported May 23 Internet news That Killnet, a pro-Russian hacker group, hit several Italian institutions and ministries. The same article refers to Italian cybersecurity group Yarix, which claims that Killnet launched a series of DDoS attacks.
DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service, Translated into denial of service in Norwegian. A DDoS attack occurs when a hacker sends large amounts of traffic to a network or server to flood the system and prevent it from functioning normally.
According to Cybernews, the DDoS attack targeted websites of the Italian government, judicial institutions, ministries and media sites. The Italian Embassy in London said the cyber attack disrupted the online process of consular applications.
On May 6 this year, German newspaper Der Spiegel reported that pro-Russian hackers had carried out cyber attacks on German government websites and politicians, including that of Chancellor Olaf Schultz, which is linked to the party, according to Bloomberg.
The German Defense Ministry, parliament, the Federal Police and several state police agencies have also come under attack, some of which have been temporarily closed, according to Der Spiegel magazine.
It is also said that the Czech Republic was attacked by a pro-Russian hacker group.
According to the Czech National Cyber Security and Information Agency – NÚKIB or NCISA Some Czech websites were hit by severe DDoS attacks from hackers in April.
czech railways, Karlovy Vary and Pardubice airports, and the gateway to public administration, have not been operational for several days, bankinfosecurity wrote.
The agency indicated that the official website of NCISA has become the framework message on Twitter.
Latvia has also been the target of attacks by the Russian hacker group Killnet since May. This was confirmed by Varys Tiffan, vice president of the Foundation for the prevention of computer attacks in the country, according to Baltic News.
Cyber threats have escalated in Latvia since the beginning of the year, but according to the media, this has not resulted in major computer attacks affecting large parts of society. Tivan confirmed this in an interview with Latvian TV.
Killnet hacker group They write on their website today that they will attack Norwegian Police, UDI, BankID, ID Portal in Difi, Nav and many other Norwegian websites and services.
To threaten, they used a photo of Foreign Minister Aniken Huitfeldt on the social media Telegram, in which Huitfeldt looks like a mask from the Disney movie Maleficent.
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