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Pro-Russian hackers block the National Assembly website

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The website of the French National Assembly has been blocked since the morning of Monday, March 27, with an attack claimed by the pro-Russian hacker group NoName, experts told AFP from Thales Group, in response to France’s support for Ukraine.

An aggregation site that links to a static page that is referenced in it “Currently under maintenance”is the target of the “denial-of-service” (request saturation) attack, carried out by the pro-Russian hacker group NoName057.

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Ivan Fontarensky, technical director of cyber defense at Thales, told AFP he claimed responsibility for the attack on his Telegram channel, in retaliation for France’s support for Ukraine.

“We decided to repeat our recent trip to France, where the protests against Macron, who decided not to care about the French and still serve the Ukrainian neo-Nazis, have not subsided.”writes the group on Telegram.

NoName also claims an attack on the Senate website, at the moment without visible impact.

Denial of service attacks

Nicholas Quentin, senior team analyst, Threat Analysis Group, which includes about fifty experts from around the world, explained that NoName is one of about 80 pro-Russian hacker groups targeting organizations in countries that support Ukraine, including Western European countries.

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France, one of their usual targets, has seen several such attacks recently. Last week, they blocked the Aéroports de Paris website and targeted the DGSI website. Talles, who follows their contacts, said that these two waves of attacks were claimed by another group of pro-Russian hackers.

Founded in March 2022, NoName, which communicates in Russian and English, performs denial-of-service attacks, which are basic cyberattacks.

These pro-Russian groups have flourished since Russia invaded Ukraine. They act without a ransom demand, unlike traditional hackers.

Inexpensive denial-of-service attacks usually result in a temporary site ban. But they can hinder companies if they are related to the sales or production system.

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