Anonymous Russia, a renowned pro-Russian hacking organization, showcased its aggressive cyberattack on Scandinavian Airlines websites, a multinational airline.
On its dark webpage, it announced the attack was carried out along with UserSec, another hacktivist organization. Additionally, its aim was to disrupt the commercial operations of the airlines and delay users’ transportation.
Notably, Anonymous Russia’s dark webpage includes slogans like ‘We Are KillNet’ and Fuck NATO. This slogan reveals the ideals behind their attack on the Scandinavians.
As of the time of writing, Cybertecwiz confirmed that the Scandinavian Airlines website was downed by the threat actors for 30 Minutes. The official website is displayed as inaccessible to world visitors.
Scandinavian Airlines, more commonly known and styled as SAS, is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The airline’s main hub is at Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport, with connections to 109 destinations around the world.
The joint attack displayed the prowess of the threat actors to threaten the commercial business world. This attack further illustrates the unending aggressive agenda of killNet towards the Swiss and NATO.
Killnet Claims Responsibility for Cyberattacks Launched on Norway
The pro-Russian hacker group, Killnet, announced a cyberattack on Norway in their dark webpage.
Norwegian public and private sector websites were down because of the cyberattack. The websites were down in the early hours of Wednesday but later returned online at 1 p.m.
The website suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack which prevented users from accessing it. Heigh Steinland, Head of Communications at BankID, confirmed to TV2 that their website had been attacked. The Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority website has also been down since Wednesday.
Buypass, an information technology company in Norway, confirmed that they had been experiencing unwanted traffic to some of their servers. Jorgen Ferkingstad, communications manager for Atlinn also confirmed a denial of service attack that had paralyzed their smooth running operations.
On their Telegram, the group posted a picture of the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Anniken Huitfeldt with what looks like a mask from the Disney character, Maleficent, and a text in the picture saying “Mrs Error”.