The Royal Household’s official web site went down for about an hour and a half within the early hours of Sunday morning after being focused by a cyber assault, The Telegraph reported. As per the report, no entry to the web site, its programs, or its content material was gained. Upon visiting the URL, royal. uk, the web page displayed an error message, ”Gateway time-out Error code 504.”
”We have simply acquired breaking information that the Royal Household web site has crashed after allegedly being focused by Russian hackers who’ve reportedly taken accountability for the assault on social media. “Should you attempt to entry the web site, you get an error message,” Sky Information host Caroline Di Russo stated.
Russian hacker group Killnet has claimed accountability for the cyber assault. In a message shared on Telegram, a messaging app, the hacker added a hyperlink to the web site which offered details about the monarch, the Agency, and the Royal Household’s position within the UK and the Commonwealth. They added the supposed takedown was an “assault on pedophiles”.
Although these assaults do not trigger main harm, they will result in outages lasting a number of hours and even days. Nevertheless, it has not been confirmed they have been behind it.
The Royal household’s web site was up and working once more by noon.
As per Categorical.co.uk, KillMilk is the chief of the Russian hacktivist DDoS collective Killnet. KillNet is thought for its Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) campaigns and has launched related assaults in opposition to international locations supporting Ukraine, particularly NATO international locations, for the reason that begin of the warfare in February final yr. A DDOS assault includes knocking an internet site offline by flooding it with visitors.
Killnet has previously claimed assaults on US authorities web sites and stated it has taken motion in opposition to different international locations against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In November final yr, the European Parliament web site was additionally hit by a cyber assault claimed by Killnet shortly after lawmakers accredited a decision calling Moscow a “state sponsor of terrorism”.