US Treasury thwarts DDoS attack from Russian Killnet group

The US Treasury Department has thwarted a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that officials attributed to Russian hacktivist group Killnet.

These are the same pro-Kremlin miscreants that claimed responsibility for knocking more than a dozen US airports’ websites offline on October 10 in similar network-traffic flooding incidents. The large-scale DDoS attack didn’t disrupt air travel or cause any operational harm to the airports.

A day later, the same group claimed they unleashed another bot army on JPMorgan Chase, but saw similarly feeble results.

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Source: The Register