The infamous NoName hacker group has been at it again with cyberattack claims on several German government agencies and ministries. The group has claimed to have targeted multiple government organizations in Germany that, include:
- Germany’s Federal Central Tax
- Federal Constitutional Court
- Federal Intelligence Service
- Federal Officer for the Protection of the Constitution
- Federal Supreme Court
- Supreme Court of Labour disputes
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
If there is any authenticity in these claims, the attack could result in significant damage and disruption to the targeted organizations in Germany and put the country at immediate risk by other interested threat actors.
At the time of writing, most of the listed German websites were not accessible. The website were failing to load, and displaying “This site can’t be reached” message without any error code.
Such a display is often featured when a website has been hacked with the possibility of the hacker modifying or removing critical files that are needed for the website to load and function correctly.
The Cyber Express has reached out to the German government agencies to verify the claims made by the hacker collective but is yet receive a response.
NoName hacker group strikes again
The NoName hacker group has been known to launch cyber attacks in retaliation for sanctions imposed against Russia.
Previously, the group attacked several Japanese organizations, including railway services, after the country imposed sanctions against 48 Russian individuals and 73 organizations.
The group also attacked the Italian military after Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni expressed support for Ukraine and extended her full support towards its war effort.
The attacks on European logistics and transportation companies have continued, with NoName hacker group targeting Lithuanian transportation and warehousing logistics services Vlantana and UAB RUSKO.
The group’s attacks on logistics and transportation companies are part of a larger campaign aimed at disrupting the operations of such companies across Europe.
NoName hacker group on cyber attack spree
In addition to its attacks on government agencies and logistics companies, the NoName hacker group has also been targeting Ukraine. A recent report states that the cyberattacks on Ukraine have tripled in the past year.
Meanwhile, another pro-Russian hacker group, KillNet, is reportedly planning to target 18 entities based out of Estonia, Poland, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine.
The pattern of attacks by the NoName hacker group and other pro-Russian hacker groups highlights the intensity of the threat actor and how far they are willing to go.
As cyber warfare continues evolving, countries must work together to combat this growing threat and safeguard national security.