Attack revenge for Norwegian blockade

The Russian hacker group Killnet, which claims to be behind a sequence of cyber assaults in reference to the battle in Ukraine, has taken on the assault and says that it’s going to assault the police and the Norwegian equal of the Swedish Migration Board, the Directorate of Immigration.

On Wednesday morning, the web sites of the Swedish Work Environment Authority and Bank ID had been utterly out of order and an authority portal is experiencing disruptions.

The Swedish Work Environment Authority and Bank-id verify to NRK and TV2 that that is an assault. According to Bank-id, that is an overload assault, however you don’t want to exit when you know one thing about what’s behind it.

– We don’t want to exit with all the things we all know, says communications supervisor Hege Steinsland to TV2.

The National Security Agency additionally confirmed in a while Wednesday that it was an assault.

“Politically pro-hacker group”

The assault on Norway appears to be politically motivated. Killnet writes on Telegram {that a} meals supply to Russian employees on Svalbard that has been stopped is considered one of the explanations behind the assault, reviews

– Killnet is a politically pro-Russian hacker group that assaults a brand new nation each week based mostly on geopolitical developments, says Erling Schackt, head of Check Point Software Norway, considered one of the world’s largest IT safety corporations.

Even from an official Russian viewpoint, Norway is accused of violating the Svalbard Treaty, which acknowledges Norway’s sovereignty but additionally offers residents of international locations which have signed the settlement the best to conduct enterprise and have interaction in looking and fishing on the identical phrases as Norwegians.

Attack on Lithuania

In a message on Telegram, the hacker group additionally publishes an image of the Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt the place she appears to be like like a personality from the Disney movie Maleficent, reviews Dagbladet.

On Monday and Tuesday, various state and non-public web sites had been shut down in Lithuania, in accordance with the information company Baltic News Service. Among different issues, the tax authority and the authority for migration had been affected. The assault happened every week after Russian officers threatened to retaliate in opposition to Lithuania’s ban on transporting items topic to EU sanctions by way of the nation by way of transit rail.

– Yesterday it was Lithuania, and within the final month they’ve focused Italy and Poland. The group claims to have management over a botnet consisting of 4.5 million models. If true, it’s considered one of the biggest lively botnets on the earth, says Schackt.

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