Denial of service incident against media websites in Sweden
Date of report
  • March 2016
A threat actor launched a denial of service attack on ten news websites in Sweden, triggering a local police investigation. U.S. diplomatic cables later revealed that the United States suspected that Russia was responsible for the incident.
Suspected victims
  • Sweden
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Denial of service
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown