The official website of the British Royal Family was hacked on Sunday, October 1, affecting its normal operation.
The Russian group KillNet claimed responsibility for the attack on the social network Telegram. This is not the first time this cyberactivist group has attacked the UK monarchy.
Russian hackers attack the website of the British Royal Family
The website was down for about 90 minutes and displayed an error message when trying to log in. The leader of KillNet posted a photo of King Charles III with the message “They killed our website.”
KillNet is a pro-Russian collective known for attacking government institutions and businesses around the world.
Intelligence agencies warned in April that it was one of a number of hacktivist groups committed to supporting Russia and threatening to They are committed to supporting Russia and threaten to attack anyone who attacks Russia or supports Ukraine.
They use DDoS attacks to overwhelm servers and make them inaccessible to intended users.
It is not surprising that they would attempt to boycott the site that represents the official communication of the British monarchy, given that they have openly expressed their support for Ukraine.
The then Prince Charles condemned the Russian “brutal aggression” and received President Zelenski at his palace. Prince William also traveled to Poland to support troops helping Ukrainians.
The hacking of the British royal site demonstrates KillNet’s campaign to harass those who oppose the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Royal Family will not let up in its support for the Ukrainian people, so it will likely face further ideological cyber-attacks.