Pro-Kremlin Hackers Strike French Parliament
Category: Cyberattack | Industry: Government | Level: Strategic | Source: CyberNews
The French National Assembly's website was offline for several hours due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack conducted by pro-Russian hackers associated with NoName057(16), an anti-Ukrainian hacktivist group. The attack was carried out in response to France's support for Ukraine and was part of Russia's cyberwar in Europe. DDoS attacks involve overwhelming targeted servers with requests from hijacked "zombie" computers and are more of a nuisance than a cause of actual harm, often used to send a political message. NoName057(16) is a significant pro-Russian threat group that emerged a year ago and is known for launching DDoS and defacement attacks, particularly targeting Western organizations. It has targeted Czech presidential candidates, Polish e-government websites, Denmark's financial institutions, Lithuanian businesses, and Finland's parliament website in the past.