Killnet launches Cyber Attack on FBI Website

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If what is being shared by the Russian hacking group Killnet stands true, a portion of FBI website was hacked recently via a ransomware attack and the group of cyber criminals believe that the attack on the digital property of Federal government is indeed a colossal achievement.

The hackers made the revelation on their Telegram page on Monday, and they added that their attempt to intercept a law enforcement website proved successful to a certain extent.

RADIS is the telegram account through which Killnet team posted the hacking details and added they were doing justice to the job of guarding the Russian cyberspace and wrote “Glory to Russia and Killnet”.

On the whole, the main objective of this gang is to infiltrate a network and gather intelligence and, if possible, induce malware that can wipe information, if/when needed.

As of now, FBI website functionality seems normal. However, the news comes exactly after a month after the Russian hacking gang claimed to have taken down websites of US Airports that includes Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport along with American military serving company Lockheed Martin.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is yet to react to the news and will do that after getting inputs from the white house governed by the Biden Administration.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden, the President of the United States who is taking part in the G20 Summit held in Bali, is busy urging nations to stop cyberwarfare and Nuclear Attacks. He conveyed the same to Chinese President Xi Jinping and sent a formal note to Vladimir Putin through proper channel.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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