Microsoft Azure Warns on Killnet’s Growing DDoS Onslaught Against Healthcare

Microsoft Azure Warns on Killnet’s Growing DDoS Onslaught Against Healthcare

The pro-Russian hacktivist group KillNet, which has been waging its campaigns against countries supporting Ukraine, has increased its daily distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against security organizations. health

Microsoft’s Azure Network Security released an overview of group attack patterns based on recent campaigns and found that the number of daily DDoS attacks, known as a type of cyberattack which can slow down systems by sending too many connection requests to a server, used against Azure healthcare organizations reach 40-60 attacks in February, compared to 10-20 daily attacks in November.

Organizations victim of the attacks range from pharmaceutical companies to hospitals to health insurance and health services, according to the brief, which includes data on how organizations can protect themselves and those customer forward: “Enable DDoS network protection, design your application with DDoS best practices in mind, make sure it’s protected before an attack happens, create a DDoS response plan, get help during of the attack, and learn and adapt after the attack.”

While KillNet’s attacks have done little to significantly disrupt any of the organizations targeted so far, there is potential for the group to become even more dangerous. The group focus on critical infrastructure making it important that organizations take the steps necessary to protect themselves from future DDoS campaigns, Azure warns.

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