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Russian Hackers Attack Bulgarian, Slovak Websites in Retribution for Military Support to Ukraine

As Russia continue to focus its efforts against states providing military support to Ukraine, KillNet a pro-russian cyber outfit carried out DDoS attacks against Bulgarian and Slovak websites including those belonging to banks and government divisions.

Anonymous Russia, a division of KillNet, announced its takedowns of the sites on March 28, 2023, giving the URLs and links to the website monitor Check-Host, giving proof. Concerning Slovakia, Anonymous Russia described the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks as a “warning… to the Bandera government” for supporting Ukraine and delivering to it MIG-29 fighter jets.

The reference to Bandera is Stepan Andriyovych Bandera, the former leader of the far-right Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. Some of the targets that got hit by this DDOS include:

National Bank of Slovakia
National Council
Slovakia Ministry of Justice
EximBanka Best Slovak Banks (1st Place)
JBanka Best Slovak Banks (2nd Place)

In its message to the Bulgarian government, Anonymous Russia said “go FUCK yourselves,” in regard to its looking to sell Ukraine a significant amount of Soviet ammunition. The group added: “I hope that the takedown of the official website of the President of Bulgaria will be a weighty argument for the cancellation of supplies.” The attacked sites follow:

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