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Boeing ‘assessing’ alleged DDoS attack on website by pro-Russian hackers

Boeing said it has been notified of a possible distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) by a pro-Russian hacking group that has launched several attacks on European governments in recent months. 

A company spokesperson told The Record Boeing is "currently assessing the situation."

“Boeing has a network of robust and redundant systems built to withstand cyberattacks and continuously works with government agencies, customers and suppliers to assess and respond to external threats, ensuring we protect critical data, infrastructure, and products and services,” they said.

On Telegram, the pro-Russian hacking group Killnet took credit for the attack. The group has previously been implicated in attacks on government websites in Italy, Norway, Romania, Lithuania and Ukraine

They also claim to have launched DDoS attacks on the websites of the New York Stock Exchange, the U.S. Congress and PayUSATax, a website the Internal Revenue Service recognizes as a platform for filing taxes.

"While these attacks may briefly affect the speed or availability of websites, they do not affect the security of our online systems or data," said Eric Johnson, executive vice president of government and legal affairs at VPS, which runs PayUSATax.

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Jonathan Greig

Jonathan Greig

is a Breaking News Reporter at Recorded Future News. Jonathan has worked across the globe as a journalist since 2014. Before moving back to New York City, he worked for news outlets in South Africa, Jordan and Cambodia. He previously covered cybersecurity at ZDNet and TechRepublic.