On June 6, an image was released through the Twitter social network account @FalconFeedsio showing the platform of the Ports of Spain fallen, with the image of a brown bear and the mark of cybercriminals “NoName”.
NoName hackers group targets the Official website of the Spanish State Ports Agency.
— FalconFeedsio (@FalconFeedsio) June 10, 2023
Cybercriminals, supposedly Russian, have carried out a series of coordinated attacks targeting the websites of some of the most important ports in Europe, including those in Spain.
Coordinated cyber attacks have been one of the main weapons used by Russia in recent times, not only against Ukraine, but also against countries that provide assistance to this nation.
Although, without a doubt, the most coveted targets for the Kremlin are the United States, France and Germany, the Spanish administration has not escaped this virtual siege either.
Since the government, led by Margarita Robles, from the Ministry of Defense announced the shipment of arms and ammunition to Ukraine to support the fight against the invasion, attacks by Russian-affiliated hacker groups against the country have multiplied .
In general, these attacks aim to crash the websites of relevant public entities. The latest example of this practice has been the attempt to deactivate the Ports of the State portalthe body of the Ministry of Transport in charge of managing port activities in Spanish territory.
Although there has not yet been an official statement from the Spanish authorities about the cyberattack, the truth is that on the same day of the attack on the Ports of Spain, @FalconFeedsio assures that the websites of the port of Gdansk, Poland; the port of Amsterdam, and the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands were also besieged.
In addition, the website of the port of Den Helder, the Netherlands, the Association of Dutch Ports, Groningen Seaports, the website of the Australian Parliament, and the Australian Administrative Court of Appeal and its subdomain they also suffered attacks from the same group of cybercriminals.
NoName hackers group targeted:
– Website of the port of Gdansk, Poland
– Website of the Polish port of Gdynia
– Website of the Spanish state body, State Ports
– Website of the port of Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Website of the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands
– Website of the port of… pic.twitter.com/SSjfJpvKAX
— FalconFeedsio (@FalconFeedsio) June 6, 2023
These attacks show that the war conflicts of the current century are not limited solely to the battlefield. Other equally crucial and fiercely contested areas are diplomacy, the economy and the digital world.
It is precisely in this last area where the methods become increasingly sophisticated and dangerous. Cyberspace has become central to state management, and if it were to completely collapse, entire nations could be in jeopardy.
Disclaimer: The information and/or opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily represent the views or editorial line of Cointelegraph. The information presented here should not be taken as financial advice or investment recommendation. All investment and commercial movement involve risks and it is the responsibility of each person to do their due research before making an investment decision.
It may interest you:
Investments in crypto assets are not regulated. They may not be suitable for retail investors and the entire amount invested may be lost. The services or products offered are not directed or accessible to investors in Spain.