Despite signing a treaty with Russia that would call for both countries to lay down their arms until the 21st of the month, it is now being reported that hackers from the Ukraine have launched a series of DDoS attacks against the main web pages and portals of the NATO military alliance.
According to a Twitter post by NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu which first revealed the attacks, none of the basic operations of the NATO sites were taken down, and their servers were able to maintain composure in the face of overwhelming force being thrown over the lines by a group of hacktivists operating somewhere inside the capitol of the Ukraine.
An organization calling itself Cyber Berkut (a play on the name of police currently cracking skulls on the streets of Kiev) took responsibility for the assault on their official website (currently offline), claiming they had successfully disrupted the operations of three of NATO’s sites in their effort to express their discontent with the way the conflict has been handled in the international community thus far.
“We will not allow the presence of NATO in our homeland,” said the statement, which could not be independently verified.
This attack is only one of many that have flared up since the issues in Ukraine first started to boil over early last month, with hackers from both sides of the border slinging shots at each other via various social media phishing attacks, DDOS attempts, and email account hijacks as the situation grows increasingly dire on the streets of Crimea.
As of the report there were still several pieces of core components missing from the infected sites, but NATO has commented that full functionality should be returned by today at the latest.