NoName057(16) hacktivist group found to target Czech presidential elections

Hacktivist group NoName057(16) with pro-Russian ties has been targeting Czech presidential election websites. The group, known for distributed-denial-of-service attacks, has also attacked government organizations and infrastructures in Ukraine and other member states since the Ukraine conflict began. Additional targets have included Denmark’s financial sector and entities in Poland and Lithuania. NoName057(16) leverages open Telegram channels, a volunteer-run payment program, a multi-supported toolkit, and GitHub for these attacks.

NoName057(16), a hacktivist group described as pro-Russian, is reportedly targeting websites of candidates in the 2023 Czech presidential elections. According to SentinelLabs, the action is part of a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks campaign that the group has been conducting against government organisations and critical infrastructures in Ukraine and NATO member states since the start of the war in Ukraine. Some of the most recent targets are said to include Denmark’s financial sector and organisations and businesses in Poland and Lithuania.

The organisation allegedly carried out these attacks utilising open Telegram channels, a DDoS payment program run by volunteers, a multi-OS supported toolkit, and GitHub.