Pro-Russia group KillNet targets US airports

Pierluigi Paganini October 10, 2022

The pro-Russia hacktivist group ‘KillNet’ is behind massive DDoS attacks that hit websites of several major airports in the US.

The pro-Russia hacktivist group ‘KillNet‘ is claiming responsibility for massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the websites of several major airports in the US.

The DDoS attacks have taken the websites offline, users were not able to access it during the offensive.

According to BleepingComputer, the list of impacted websites includes the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), the Orlando International Airport (MCO), the Denver International Airport (DIA), the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), and the sites of airports in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Hawaii.

The KillNet group published a list of targets on its Telegram channel, calling for action against them to its followers.

Killnet airports

The attacks did not impact the operations at the airports.

KillNet has previously targeted many other countries that condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including Italy, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, and Norway.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Killnet)

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