Hacker Claims to Take Down Russian Bank Websites on Election Day
Joseph Cox reports:
Just as Americans are lining up to vote, one DDoS-for-hire service has already claimed responsibility for several brief attacks against Russian targets, apparently in response to the country’s alleged interference throughout the US election.
On Tuesday, a hacker calling himself vimproducts showed Motherboard a selection of Russian banking and other financial websites, before claiming to take them offline.
Those sites included the Moscow Exchange, the Bank of Moscow, Rosbank, and Alfa-Bank. One by one, vimproducts sent Motherboard a link to the site which was fully functional. Moments later, they became either unresponsive or went offline.
Read more on Motherboard.