back to article 'Russian hacktivists' brag of flooding German airport sites

A series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks shut down seven German airports' websites on Thursday, a day after a major IT glitch at Lufthansa grounded flights. Ralph Beisel, the general manager of Germany's ADV airport association, confirmed the network-flooding events in an emailed statement to The Register, but …

  1. OhForF' Silver badge

    DDoS of smaller german airports vs. LH outage

    Shutting down access to the web pages of smaller german airports isn't really worth an article, the effects on air travel are negligible even if the DDoS attacks are 100% effective for days.

    Degrading the LH IT systems to a point where Lufthansa has to fall back to pen and paper is a completely different league - as is 24h strike action shutting down Frankfurt and Munich (and some more).

    1. jgarbo

      Re: DDoS of smaller german airports vs. LH outage

      Anything to blame the **Russians**. I walked into a door after a late night out...Russians!! How did they know? Their evil permeates the universe.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: DDoS of smaller german airports vs. LH outage



        Don't blame Russians even though Russians admitted doing it.

  2. trindflo Bronze badge


    "Anonymous Russia" claimed to have DDoS'd websites ... in response to pro-Kremlin hacktivist crew KillNet's call to arms

    That doesn't sound like anonymous anything. It sounds like a state sponsored troll farm with a botnet.

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