Cyber attack on Bulgarian government websites traced to Russia

The head of Bulgaria’s National Investigation Service, Borislav Sarafov, said on October 16 that the perpetrator of a cyber attack the previous day on several Bulgarian state, government and private websites had been identified, and the attack had come from a city in Russia.

Sarafov told Bulgarian media that the name and address of the perpetrator were known, and the attack had come from the city of Magnitogorsk.

The October 15 Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack targeted various Bulgarian government ministries’ websites, that of the Presidency, the National Revenue Agency, telecommunications companies, airports, banks and some media.

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Source: The Sofia Globe