NoName057(16), a Russian hacking group atttacked several key systems in Sweden. They locked many critical infrastructures from transport to communication, weaving a long thread of disruption around the whole operation.
A Bold Move On Sweden Critical Infrastructures
Initially, the Swedish government announced its desire to help and offer aid to the persistent and struggling Ukraine amidst the ongoing war with Russia.
Furthermore, the report says, the Swedish authorities revealed the delivery of a new aid package to Ukraine worth $200 million. It will include artillery ammunition, spare parts, infantry equipment, communications equipment, and ammunition for the Stridsfordon 90.
Subsequently, NoName057 revealed the news on its telegram page and announced involving itself in intercepting the aid by causing chaos to all major infrastructure needed for the assistance. The attack cut off communication with public transport in the West Götaland region and Norrtåg which is a Swedish rail carrier in central and northern Sweden.
Notably, the furious and rapid attack lasted 3 hours, the operating website was down and internet communications were unavailable as NoName057 intercepted the aids.
NATO Ports Under Siege From NoName
Back in September, NoName057 and Dark Storm took to their telegram page to announce their most recent attacks on key NATO infrastructures. Both Russian groups highlight eight different ports with the first threat group claiming responsibility for six and the second for two port locations.
Croatia suffered the highest number of attacks as Noname057 crippled the Port of Rijeka Authority, Zadar Cruise Port, Split Port Authority, Port Authority of Sibenik, and Port Authority of Ploce.
Subsequently, Bulgaria also saw its fair share of DDoS as it lost the Port of Varna to Noname057. Dark Storm, however, claimed responsibility for the attacks on North Sea Port and Europort in the Netherlands.
Conclusively, the attack is part of a larger campaign to target critical infrastructure and weaken NATO port defense.