SAS Airways hit by $3 million ransom demand following DDoS assaults

Scandinavian Airways (SAS) has obtained a US $3 million ransom demand following a chronic marketing campaign of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assaults towards its on-line companies.

As Cybernews experiences, the Nameless Sudan hacktivist group printed their monetary demand on its Telegram channel after disrupting the airline’s web site and smartphone app.

In a submit on its encrypted channel, Nameless Sudan mentioned it was rising its ransom demand to US $3 million, and that the airline ought to “count on this to maintain rising an increasing number of.”

That is actually significantly greater than the hacktivists had initially demanded – after they initially launched their DDoS marketing campaign they requested a paltry US $3500 ransom.

Bizarrely, Nameless Sudan didn’t give any political motive for its newest assault towards the airline – as an alternative suggesting that it was a response to poor customer support:

“We’re right here to show you a lesson of caring about your prospects, we are going to proceed attacking you and improve the depth extra, as we mentioned earlier than this does not make a distinction for us, we merely assault and also you get harmed.”

It is actually true that travellers coping with SAS are experiencing poor customer support – at the very least relating to accessing the airline’s web site or utilizing the SAS cellular app.

Pissed off prospects have turned to social media to complain about SAS’s web site being offline or its app not working.

SAS has been within the firing line from Nameless Sudan since February, when its web site and smartphone had been first knocked offline and buyer knowledge was uncovered.

Though the attackers have chosen to make use of the identify “Nameless Sudan,” it needs to be famous that it’s extremely potential that they don’t in reality hail from Sudan. Some have speculated that the marketing campaign might as an alternative be linked to Russia.

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