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Russian Cyber Army Claims The Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company Cyberattack

The hacker group claims website downtime, but initial observations show the site operational with no signs of a cyberattack.

by Ashish Khaitan May 27th, 2024

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The notorious Russian Cyber Army hacker group has allegedly claimed the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company cyberattack. The threat actor asserts a targeted assault on the organization’s website. While the hacker group asserts the website’s downtime, initial observations contradict this claim, indicating that the site remains operational without visible signs of a cyber onslaught.

The Cyber Express has reached out to the  Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company to verify the claims of the cyberattack incident. However, at the time of writing this, no official statement or response has been forthcoming, leaving the veracity of the claims surrounding the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company cyberattack unconfirmed.

Russian Cyber Army Assets Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company Cyberattack

Contrary to typical cyberattacks that result in website defacements or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) disruptions, the purported assault by the Russian Cyber Army appears to have had minimal impact, if any, on the targeted website’s operations. This suggests a potentially brief and ineffective attack, diverging from the more disruptive tactics commonly associated with cyber warfare.

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Talking about the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company cyberattack in its post, the Russian Cyber Army states that they are attacking the “State Enterprise “Port Infrastructure” (IF)”, which is the territorial authority of the Bulgarian ports, for public transport, providing traffic management and delivery information services.

The Russian Cyber Army’s recent activities have garnered attention, including a peculiar interview conducted by WIRED with a purported spokesperson known as “Julia.” The interview sheds light on the group’s motivations, which ostensibly revolve around defending Russian interests in the face of perceived external pressure from the United States, the European Union, and Ukraine.

Who is the Russian Cyber Army Hacker Group?

While the Russian Cyber Army portrays itself as a formidable force in the information warfare arena, experts caution against overestimating its influence, suggesting that the group’s actions may primarily serve to bolster nationalist sentiments domestically rather than exert significant influence abroad.

Moreover, the group’s exposure by cybersecurity firms and government agencies highlights its emergence as a noteworthy entity on the global stage. Despite the hype surrounding the Russian Cyber Army’s activities, analysts warn against succumbing to fear-mongering tactics, emphasizing the need for measured responses to cyber threats.

As for the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company cyberattack, this is an ongoing story and The Cyber Express will be closely monitoring the situation. We’ll update this post once we have more information on the alleged Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company cyberattack or any official confirmation from the organization. 

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