The 19th of May, Cyber News


The Nikolaev online edition «NikVesti» doesn’t work because of DDos-attack

The Nikolaev online edition «NikVesti» on May 18 suffered DDoS-attack. This was announced by the editor-in-chief Oleg Derenyuga. According to him, the attack lasts from 15:22, technical specialists are working to solve the problem. The publication also turned for help to partners —Google’s Project Shield system. «As of 3:22 p.m., the NikVesti website is under DDoS attack and not working. Exactly two hours later, at 5:22 p.m., the load on the server has tripled. We are working to resolve this issue. We have also contacted our partners». NikVesti is «connected to Google’s Project Shield system, which protects media from digital attacks,» — Oleg Derenyuga said. He does not deny that the source of the attack is the russian Federation. It is possible that somewhere in russia we and our materials are not happy. Last night, for example, we received an official letter warning Yandex that they are forced to turn off the news of «NikVest» because the publication intercepting the conversation of russian soldiers does not respond their rules and has profanity.» —  Oleg Derenyuga said [1].


News from the IT ARMY of Ukraine

On May 19, IT ARMY of Ukraine boasted about the results of previous attacks and announced new hacks: «Great results! russian regional media still complain that they cannot publish propaganda, it has become more difficult to buy tickets on some airline websites, and NashStore has disappeared from other IP addresses. Today, let’s support our colleagues in attacking online real estate sales and rentals. Also relevant are some resources from previous publications, they have been added to the settings «Death by 1000 needles» and «mhddos_proxy» [2]. The IT army also announced the emergence of a new tool — a bot to automate attacks, which should significantly increase their effectiveness [3].

Anonymous has hacked the russian Sberbank

Cyber movement Anonymous in its Twitter account announced the hacking of the site of russia’s Sberbank — the largest bank in Central and Eastern Europe. The tweet quickly garnered almost 20,000 likes. In comments to him, social network users from different countries supported the hackers and praised the attacks on the resources of the aggressor country [4], [5].

The 19th of May, Cyber News


India to press ahead with strict cybersecurity rules despite industry concerns

India will not change upcoming cybersecurity rules that force social media, technology companies and cloud service providers to report data breaches swiftly, despite growing industry concerns, the government said on Wednesday. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team issued a directive in April asking tech companies to report data breaches within six hours of «noticing such incidents» and to maintain IT and communications logs for six months. They also mandated cloud service providers such as Amazon (AMZN.O) and virtual private network (VPN) companies to retain names of their customers and IP addresses for at least five years, even after they stop using the company’s services. The measures have raised concerns within the industry about a growing compliance burden and higher costs. India’s junior IT minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said there will be no changes despite the worries, saying tech companies have an obligation to know who is using their services [6].