KillNet Claims DDoS Attack Against Royal Family Website


The official website of the UK royal family was subject to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 1, thanks to pro-Russian hacktivists.

The resulting downtime for began around 10 a.m. BST, and only lasted for around 90 minutes. As of this writing, though, visitors to the site are still being vetted by a Cloudflare security check prior to loading the homepage.

While the site was down, the Russian threat actor KillNet claimed responsibility. It was an “attack on pedophiles,” the group’s founder, Killmilk, called it in a Telegram post.