Russian ‘hacktivists’ briefly knock German websites offline

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Russian activist hackers knocked several German websites offline on Wednesday in response to Berlin’s decision to send tanks to Ukraine, although Germany’s BSI cyber agency said the digital blitz had little tangible effect. Germany said on Wednesday it would supply its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, overcoming misgivings about sending heavy weaponry that Kyiv sees as crucial to defeat Russia’s invasion but Moscow casts as a dangerous provocation. Hacking group Killnet said it was targeting government websites, banks and airports with a coordinated distributed denial-of-service …

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