NATO websites suffer Russian-linked cyberattacks, media report
According to the German publication, Russian hackers attacked the website of the NATO special operations headquarters (Photo:pixabay)
Hackers, suspected to be Russian, have attacked NATO websites, including those of the NATO Special Operations Headquarters or NSHQ, IT experts from communications group ofcompanies DPA Group wrote on Feb. 12.
A NATO spokesperson also reported that several NATO sites came under hacker attack.
Following the hacking incidents, the NSHQ website was unavailable for some time, but it resumed working the next morning.
A number of media and social media posts speculated the pro-Russia hacker group Killnet could be behind the attack. NATO hasn't confirmed this information.
Recently, cyber criminals attacked German servers. The attacks came after Germany decided to allow the transfer of main battle tanks to Ukraine.
The Killnet hacker group is known for its support of Russian aggression and its numerous DoS and DDoS attacks towards governments and private companies that support Ukraine.
The group has previously hacked official sites belonging to Italy, Moldova and Germany. It has declared a global cyber war against Ukraine, the United States, and some European countries.
Hackers from the group announced on their Telegram channel back in spring, that "their 2-month observing of the countries that support Nazism and Russophobia" was completed, and they were ready to hack attack the governments of the United States the UK, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, Germany, Poland and Ukraine.
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