The war in Ukraine left cyber hacktivists divided. Some immediately supported Russia’s war in Ukraine, while others saw the unprovoked invasion as an atrocity and vowed to support Ukraine by any means. A group in support of Ukraine has launched Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against a portal that is crucial for alcohol distribution in Russia. The EGAIS portal is required by the Russian government to be used by alcohol distributors, but DDoS attacks are denying access to the system. As a result, distribution of alcohol across Russia has suffered and the risk of shortages are rising. Researchers identified the EGAIS portal listed as a target on Ukraine’s IT Army telegram channel. This channel is meant to help coordinate DDoS attacks by uniting a cyber task force of volunteers looking to support Ukraine by degrading Russian supply chains.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased