Hacking group NoName057(16) targeted multiple Danish banks in a distributed denial-of-service attack Tuesday causing operational delays in many of the impacted banks.
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Apparent targets included some of Danish largest financial institutions, including Jyske Bank and Sydban. Arbejdernes Landsbank said its online banking system was impacted.
NoName057(16) on its Telegram channel claimed attacks Sydbank, Sparekassen Sjælland-Fyn, Bankinvest, Jyskebank.
Reuters reported hackers also hit Bankdata, a private company that provides financial technology. The hackers also targeted Denmark’s National Bank, which regained its access after the attack took its website for a brief period, Reuters reported.
NoName057(16), along with KillNet, is among a handful of cybercrime groups launching DDoS attacks in putative support of the Russian government as it continues its invasion of Ukraine.
NoName057(16) coordinates with a number of sub-groups to carry out attacks on its target. One among these groups is DDosia through which NoName provides instructions on how to use a custom tool available on GitHub under the same name. In September 2022, NoName057(16) established a financial reward for top-ranked members who successfully conduct DDoS attacks receive a financial reward.