killnet-hits-european-parliament-website-with-ddos-attack

Share news article

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Killnet Hits European Parliament Website with DDoS Attack

Staying true to its reputation of being known for relying majorly on DDoS attacks, the pro-Kremlin hacking group Killnet has struck again and this time, their target was the European Parliament website.

This DDoS attack took place after the governing body voted to declare the Russian government a state sponsor of terrorism. 

The distributed denial-of-service attack or DDoS attack took place on Wednesday afternoon European time and the website stayed down for a few hours before becoming operational again. 

It is worth noting that the DDoS attack came just days after Killnet claimed responsibility for targeting government sites in the United Kingdom and vowed to target more in the coming days.

Killnet members quickly claimed the credit for the attack shortly after and posted screenshots showing the European Parliament website was unavailable in 23 countries on Telegram. Furthermore, the text accompanying the images included a homophobic remark toward the legislative body. 

“Strap-on shelling of the server part of the official website of the European Parliament!” the group posted to its Telegram channel.

Killnet Hits European Parliament Website with DDoS Attack
Screenshot shared by Killnet in its Telegram group.

The attacks against the European Parliament came hours after the agency adopted a resolution officially identifying Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. It was adopted by the member states with 494 votes in favor, 58 against, and 44 abstentions.

Members of the European Parliament “highlight that the deliberate attacks and atrocities committed by Russian forces and their proxies against civilians in Ukraine, the destruction of civilian infrastructure and other serious violations of international and humanitarian law amount to acts of terror and constitute war crimes,” the declaration stated. “In light of this, they recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism and as a state that ‘uses means of terrorism.’”

Since the Russo-Ukraine war began in February, Killnet has launched 76 attacks against countries supporting Ukraine. 

  1. Anti-Russian OldGremlin Gang Launches Linux Malware
  2. 34 Russian Hacking Groups Stole 50 Million User Passwords
  3. New DDoS Malware ‘Chaos’ Hits Linux and Windows Devices
  4. RapperBot malware targets gaming servers with DDoS attacks
  5. DDoS App Meant to Hit Russia Infected Phones of Ukrainian Activists

Author

I am a cyber security writer and one of my favourite games is Minecraft. I also really like obscure cat memes and during my free time, if I’m not found hanging around in Discord voice channels with my friends, I’m probably cycling and taking pictures of random cats on the street.

Related News

How to Craft Rich Data-Driven Infographics with Powered Template

How to Craft Rich Data-Driven Infographics with Powered Template

We’re living in a data-driven world, and this means that it’s imperative to share information in the most engaging and…
Meta Fined €265 million in Facebook Data Scraping Case in the EU

Meta Fined €265 million in Facebook Data Scraping Case in the EU

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has placed yet another fine of €265 million ($277 million) on Meta following Facebook’s data…
Critical Flaw Exploited to Bypass Fortinet Products and Compromise Orgs

Critical Flaw Exploited to Bypass Fortinet Products and Compromise Orgs

While performing routine monitoring, Cyble’s Global Sensor Intelligence (GIS) discovered a threat actor is distributing unauthorized access to several Fortinet…