Being easy to organize and carry out, DDoS attacks have been the preferred weapon of hacktivists in the Russian-Ukrainian war.
Traditionally, in hacktivist DDoS attacks the volunteers are in for the cause, so adding an economic motivation is a novel strategy that will attract cybercriminals that don’t necessarily embrace the cause.
DDoS attacks, although without security repercussions, can inflict serious disruptions in the service, and, depending on the victim, can impact a great number of people beyond the financial aspect.
Details About Project DDOSIA
DDOSIA was launched on Telegram in mid-August 2022. The author is a group named “NoName057(16)”, that launched DDoS attacks over Ukrainian organizations with a 40% success rate, as documented by Avast researchers between June and September 2022.
“Avast highlighted the presence of a DDoS module downloaded by ‘Bobik’ – a remote access trojan (RAT) discovered in 2020 that was being dropped by RedLine information stealer”, according to Bleeping Computer.
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