A group of Ukrainian hackers going with the handle of CyberBerkut has taken down the official website of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) along with its Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

Screenshot of NATO website, showing error message
Screenshot of NATO website, showing error message

Hackers launched a DDoS-attack on NATO main web server (www.nato.int), NATO Parliamentary Assembly (www.nato-pa.int) and NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. 

Hackers explained that reason for targeting NATO was the online civil unrest in Ukraine.

It has been over 18 hours since the hackers targeted NATO server. However, at the time of publishing this article, all 3 NATO websites were down and displaying error messages.


Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.