The DDOS attack is part of Operation Independence
The official website of Estonia’s Ministry of Defense (kaitseministeerium.ee) has been disrupted by hackers of Anonymous Ukraine. The attack is part of Operation Independence, a campaign in support of Ukraine independence from NATO, Russia and the European Union.“We want NATO leadership to hear our voice, the voice of the Ukrainian people. We do not need to be servants of NATO. Ukrainians do not want to die for interests of NATO member states,” the hackers stated.
“Ukraine does not need NATO. Ukraine does not need European Union. Ukraine does not need Russia. Ukraine should not be anybody's servant. We stand for independent Ukraine,” they added.
The website of Estonia’s Ministry of Defense is not the first one targeted by Anonymous Ukraine for OpIndependence. On Thursday, they launched a distributed denial-of-service attack against the website of the European Investment Bank.
Shortly after the operation was launched, they hacked and defaced a number of websites from Poland and Russia.
The hackers threaten that their attacks will continue. At the time of writing, the website of Estonia’s Ministry of Defense is inaccessible.