Killnet Launches DDoS Attacks on EUROCONTROL Website

December 1, 2023

INCIDENT

EUROCONTROL has confirmed that its website has been under attack since April 19 when pro-Russian hackers claimed responsibility for the disruption. This attack has since caused interruptions to the website and web availability. The cyberattack did not disrupt any flight operation.

Russia’s KillNet group claimed to be behind the last weekend a DdoS attack targeting Eurocontrol, the European air traffic control organization. A DDoS attack on EUROCONTROL's website could have serious repercussions, with the potential to disrupt air traffic control across Europe.

Incident Date

April 19, 2023

Location

Belgium

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

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