Russian Killnet targets UK Royal Family websites

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Killnet, the hacking group that works for Russian interests, is targeting UK’s Royal Family websites from the past few days. The attacks are of ‘Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)’ variant and supposedly seem to take revenge digitally.

It is already known to the entire world that the UK is supplying weapons, essentials and finances to Ukraine to sustain the 2-3 years long of intense war with Kremlin. If people and the army are left to take the hitting of the Russian army, provided the latter has enough ammunition left to do so.

So, the latest DDoS attacks on Britain could be an act of revenge on the government that witnessed three times leadership changes in 8-10 months of war, that began in the early hours of February 24th of this year.

A DDoS attack is a crude form of cyber-attack, where threat actors bombard a network or website with fake web traffic emerging from millions of botnets. This leads to a chaotic situation where the actual traffic gets suspended from reaching the server, resulting in a downtime.

As per the sources reporting to our Cybersecurity Insiders, the London Stock Exchange website, official website of the Prince of Wales and Bankers Automated Clearing Service (BACS) were hit by the cyber-attack.

Killnet group claims to be the saviors of Russia and are assigned to take down Ukraine’s IT infrastructure and those nations that are supporting Zelensky in the war. Obviously, they are receiving fund from Putin’s military and are spread across all nations, making it difficult for the west to precisely track and shut them down.

 

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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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