Most of the attacks observed over the past year have been aimed at businesses and organizations around the globe — with an intent to damage brand reputation, steal sensitive data, or worse. One of the most notorious groups behind these attacks is Killnet.
Killnet, a pro-Russian hacktivist group, commits acts of cyberwarfare via botnet-powered DDoS attacks. Since late 2022, members of the group have threatened to compromise US, UK, and other European healthcare services and government websites. Often, these attacks were launched via publicly-available DDoS scripts and IP stressers, and resulted in several frequent, albeit relatively short, outages.