A collective of Russian hacktivists launched cyberattacks on several state websites during Vladimir Putin's annual speech. The targeted sites included adminitrations, open data access platforms and a defense naval industry group. The attacks used distributed denial of service (DDoS) tactics, overwhelming the sites with simultaneous connection requests. While these attacks caused temporary outages, they had no serious consequences.
The hacktivists' actions appear to be symbolic, targeting random state platforms until they find one with weaker security measures. They boasted about their activities on social media..