Approximately 200 websites in Belgium were knocked offline after a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack was launched against the publicly funded Internet Service Provider (ISP) Belnet. The threat actors behind the attack have not been identified. The attack began on Tuesday, May 4th, and affected government, academic, and research institutions throughout the country. Belnet successfully implemented mitigation processes to slow the attacks and has confirmed that the attacks were diminishing. The threat actors behind the DDoS attack constantly changed their tactics, which made it harder to mitigate. Belgium has a relatively new cyber security team in their nation, which makes the country a target.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased