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The website of player in naval defence construction is victim of a denial of service attack carried [...]
Day Month Year Country Activity Incident Type
5 May 2023 France Industry Denial of Service


According to sources, the victim was targeted by the pro-Russian "hacker" group NoName057(16) during a Distributed Denial of Service attacks campaing targeting French entitties. These cyber adversaries have expressed concerns over the nation's involvement in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, following renewed support announcements in favor of Ukraine.

The attack resulted in short service disruptions. The group has been targeting Western organizations with similar DDoS attacks for a few months.


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Recommendations to Industry to reduce Denial of Service risks:

  • Implement rate limiting and traffic filtering to mitigate the impact of incoming malicious traffic.
  • Check with your IT service provider that the resilience of its systems against such attack was tested.
  • Regularly monitor network traffic and set up alerting for unusual patterns or spikes.
  • Diversify your server locations and use fail-over systems to ensure service availability in case of an attack.
  • Establish an incident response plan to quickly mitigate and recover from DoS attacks.
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Files generated on Monday, 11th December 2023.
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