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NoName Continues to Attack Switzerland in Frantic Harassment Warfare

Miklos Zoltan

By Miklos Zoltan . 17 November 2023

Founder - Privacy Affairs

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The NoName hacker group continues its harassment of Switzerland by targeting two more high-profile organizations – the St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport, and the Geneva Financial Center.

  • NoName announced on their Telegram account a continuation of the attacks on Switzerland companies
  • NoName is a Russian hacker group infamous for targeting European institutions and organizations with DDoS attacks
  • Since the beginning of 2023, NoName has claimed over 170 attacks across multiple European countries to its name
  • The last two targets have not issued any statements yet

The NoName hacker group has a Telegram channel with over 52,000 subscribers where it posts about the latest attacks they’ve launched.

They also encourage readers to participate in hacking campaigns and educate them on cyberwarfare practices.

Image showing the Telegram announcement of NoName's attacks on Switzerland

NoName is a particularly effective hacker group that doesn’t engage in impulsive attacks like so many others do.

Instead, they’re very systematic about the targets they choose and the attack methods. Usually, NoName will study its targets and look for vulnerabilities to increase the impact of the attack.

Ever since June 2023, NoName has been targeting multiple Switzerland-based companies and organizations.

Some of these include the Xplain technology firm, the Justice Department, Federal Department of Home Affairs, and more.

Why Is NoName Doing This?

According to their manifesto, the group is against any and all parties who are hostile to Russia. Clearly, this refers to Ukraine and NATO-allied countries and organizations within these countries.

So far, they’ve attacked targets in 16 countries:

  • The Netherlands
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • Norway
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • United States
  • Estonia
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Ukraine
  • Canada
  • Switzerland

The pro-Russian hacktivist group has made it clear that they’re politically motivated in their attacks.

They haven’t refrained from associating themselves with Russia and pitting all their resources against anti-Russia voices, especially Ukraine. In March, they attacked several Ukrainian sites like “Detector Media”, “Odesa Online”, and “Competitors.

Their latest attacks took place today against the St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport and the Geneva Financial Center in Switzerland.

NoName has been targeting Switzerland ever since the country has adopted new EU sanctions against Moscow.

So far, the two organizations have not issued any statements and we do not know whether they will. We also don’t know the extent of the DDoS attacks launched against them by NoName.

One thing is clear – NoName is still out in the wild and will continue its attacks for as long as the geopolitical scene remains the same.

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