back to article FBI: Russian hacktivists achieve only 'limited' DDoS success

Pro-Russia hacktivists' recent spate of network-flooding bot traffic aimed at US critical infrastructure targets, while annoying, have had "limited success," according to the FBI. Historically, hacktivists time their distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to coincide with high-profile real-world events. And true to form …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Some successes

    Russian agents managed to keep the Fox news website up

  2. DS999 Silver badge

    If only we could convince them the way to hurt the US

    Was to take down Facebook, Twitter and Tiktok, and focus all their DoS attacks there.

    1. veti Silver badge

      Re: If only we could convince them the way to hurt the US

      Taking down Tiktok would annoy both American users and the Chinese government. Win-win.

      1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

        Re: If only we could convince them the way to hurt the US

        TikTok is the shadowy Chinese controlled app that threatens our national security by leaking 3min dance videos by teenagers?

        Gentleman we cannot let an air-guitar gap develop

        1. Claptrap314 Silver badge

          Re: If only we could convince them the way to hurt the US

          I disagree pretty strongly with what you are saying, but that final line got the upboat...

  3. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    The Bullshit Broadbandcasting Cooperations V2 Rocket Racket ....

    ...... a Real Thing of Past Blasts in Present Futures

    there's a range of open-source DDoS tools that hacktivists can use to flood target organizations' networks with junk traffic.

    That range would include at its conventional and traditional pedestrian forefront, the Iconic Titanic Battleships of Main Streaming Media Channels with Many Funnels, Printed and Audio TeleVisualised Fake and Feeble, Febrile and Frenetic News Reporting Terrified of Biting the Hand which Feeds IT their Swill and Offal with More Questions Exploring and Examining the Origins of their Proffered Present Truths for Universal Belief and Popular Acceptance.

    And you know that makes more than just common sense of all of engaging and enraging daily nonsense you are systematically spoon fed and expected to swallow.

    Time for a pleasant radical present change, methinks. What do you imagine and think you would say about it, with your exercise of widely and freely available channels of IT, if you had any free choice in such a matter? Do you fancy trying some fundamental AI seeds and feeds ... almighty enlightening fodder to lay siege upon the senses and nonsenses and feast upon?

    Carpe Diem ... Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained .... Who Dares Win Wins with the Richest of Dishes to Both Savour and Server, Favour and Flavour, ..... and you have to admit, you’ll not find many ready, willing and able to enable guaranteed sustained delivery and Fab OEM Parts Maintenance and Servicing of at least all of that ....... which is exactly what the likes of a Converge Program and counterparties in China are searching for, and in many, if not all cases, in dire straits need of sooner rather than later.

    Breaking Stop Press news, and an El Reg exclusive, El Reg, well able to break the fake news recycling cycles? Well of course, for why ever would it not be whenever it so easily can be? I Kid U Not :-)

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