Germany’s BSI agency, which monitors cybersecurity in the country, assessed that “some websites are currently unavailable” but that “there are no signs of a direct impact on the services involved, and these should not be expected if normal protective measures are taken,” BSI said.
The DDoS attacks were launched in retaliation for the German government’s decision to allow the delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Researchers from security firm Cado Labs said Wednesday that it was spreading calls to members of hacking groups, including a group calling themselves Killnet. Perform DDoS attacks against targets in Germany. The attacks were accompanied by the hashtags #GermanyRIP.
Soon after, other hacker groups allegedly attacked the websites of major German airports, including Hamburg, Dortmund, Dresden and Düsseldorf, the German development agency GIZ, the website of the German National Police, Deutsche Bank and the online payment system Giropay. reports found.
Meanwhile, another group calling itself “Sudan Anonymous” has claimed responsibility for DDoS attacks on the websites of the German Foreign Intelligence Service and the German Cabinet in support of Killnet.
Researchers from the Eset company report that another hacker group has “released” a never-before-seen program to destroy data in Ukraine. The malware, called SwiftSlicer, is written in Go and uses random 4096-byte blocks to overwrite data.