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NoName strikes Lithuania’s websites with a fierce cyberattack

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NoName, a ransomware group, has launched a cyberattack on multiple websites in Lithuania. The group has blamed Lithuania for aiding Ukraine in the ongoing conflict with Russia. The attack has resulted in the inaccessibility of several websites, including those belonging to Compensa Vienna Insurance Group, If Insurance, Lithuanian Roads Association, AD REM, INIT, and Balticum. The affected organizations have not yet released official statements about the incident.

Summary

Multiple websites in Lithuania have fallen victim to a cyberattack launched by the NoName ransomware group. The attack is seen as a response to Lithuania’s support for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. Several organizations, including Compensa Vienna Insurance Group, If Insurance, Lithuanian Roads Association, AD REM, INIT, and Balticum, have been affected. The attack has resulted in the inaccessibility of sites, with error messages suggesting internet connectivity and server response time issues. The threat actor responsible for the attack has claimed to have sent “DDoS missiles” to the websites. The attack highlights the geopolitical motives behind the cyberattack and the tensions between Lithuania and Russia. DDoS attacks overwhelm websites with excessive traffic, causing delays and disruptions in server response. The affected organizations have not yet responded to requests for official statements about the cyberattack.


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