Pro-Russia Hackers Strike Kosovo and Europe in Cyber Onslaught for Ukraine Support

May 13, 2024
Pro-Russia Hackers Strike Kosovo and Europe in Cyber Onslaught for Ukraine Support
  • Pro-Russia hackers launched DDoS attacks on Kosovo government websites as revenge for Kosovo's military aid to Ukraine.

  • The attacks caused a temporary shutdown of the sites, but they were eventually restored.

  • Kosovo's Foreign Minister labeled the incident a 'hybrid attack' from Russia.

  • NATO and the EU have denounced the cyber espionage activities of the Russian-associated APT28 group.

  • Germany and Moldova issued statements condemning APT28's cyber espionage and warning about hybrid attacks.

  • Killnet, a pro-Russia group, has been targeting governments that support Ukraine with DDoS attacks.

  • French cybersecurity authorities alerted about APT28's attempts to infiltrate French organizations.

  • These incidents are part of a broader trend of cyber hostilities by pro-Russia entities against European supporters of Ukraine.

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Pro-Russia hackers targeted Kosovo government websites

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