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Attack on Viasat satellite internet service blamed on Russia

An attack that resulted in widespread outages on the Viasat satellite internet service in February has officially been attributed to Russia. That Russia was likely to blame was always likely given the attack occurred ahead of the country’s invasion of Ukraine, but the finger has now been squarely pointed by the U.S., the U.K. and …

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Marshalls internet service hit by cyber attack | News

MAJURO — When internet systems in the Marshall Islands went on the blink in mid-March, it wasn’t immediately clear what was causing the rolling outages. Home, business and government DSL and dedicated lines as well as mobile 4G services became intermittent or non-functional, forcing the National Telecommunications Authority or NTA to repeatedly issue messages updating …

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A DDoS Attack Wiped Out Andorra’s Internet

This week, hacktivism entered a new phase, as a group known as Cyber Partisans used ransomware to disrupt trains in Belarus. The hackers demanded the release of political prisoners and a promise that Belarus Railways wouldn’t transport Russian troops amid mounting tensions in Ukraine. While nation state actors have deployed fake ransomware for political ends …

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DDoS Attack on Minecraft Tournament Leaves Small European Country Without Internet

Andorra Telecom, the only ISP in the principality of Andorra, suffered repeated distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks during a multi-day Twitch gaming tournament. The DDoS attacks occurred during the scheduled SquidCraft Games tournament in Minecraft, one of the most successful Twitch Rivals tournaments ever broadcast. Eight or more Andorran streamers were eliminated from the Twitch tournament …

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