MOSCOW (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – October 11, 2022) At least 14 US airport websites were inaccessible to users on Monday, due to DDoS attacks carried out by the pro-Russian cyberactivist group KillNet, broadcaster CNN reported.
The malfunctions did not affect air traffic, but may have caused inconvenience to people seeking travel information, the broadcaster said.
According to media reports, the attack is attributed to the hacktivist group KillNet, which has previously carried out DDoS attacks against various US-based targets, including US arms giant Lockheed Martin.
Earlier today, the hacktivist group released a list of 24 US air port sites, calling on hackers to take them down.
“The weather is not suitable for flying to (USA) today,” the group wrote on Telegram.
KillNet is a group of pro-Russian cyberactivists, famous for its DDoS attacks against the digital infrastructures of certain NATO countries. In early August, the group targeted the website of Lockheed Martin, an American arms giant, and published personal information about its employees.
According to software security firm Kaspersky, the number of DDoS attacks against national resources and international organizations around the world increased fivefold in the first quarter of this year compared to the second quarter of 2021.