A US military aircraft with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on board prepares to land at Sungshan Airport in Taipei on August 2, 2022. – Pelosi landed in Taiwan on August 2 evening, defying days of increasingly stark warnings from China that have sent tensions between the world’s two superpowers soaring.(Photo by SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images)

Taiwanese government sites hit with DDoS attacks ahead of Pelosi’s visit

One attack appears to have shut down the president of Taiwan's website Tuesday before Nancy Pelosi's historic visit.
The US Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Pro-Russian cybercriminals briefly DDoS

KillNet, the group that claimed responsibility, has launched a series of attacks around the world on perceived enemies of Russia.
Ukrainian servicemen mourn on the coffin of their comrade Oleh Kutsyn, commander of the “Karpatska Sitch” battalion killed during the war against Russia, during a funeral ceremony at Kyiv’s “Maidan” Independence Square on June 22, 2022. (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

Research questions potentially dangerous implications of Ukraine’s IT Army

Volunteer hacking efforts could unwittingly pull countries or private companies into a murky geopolitical mess, a researcher says.
Zelenskyy speaks to Finland parliament
Members of parliament applaud following the address via video link of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (seen on screen) at the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki on April 8, 2022. (Photo by EMMI KORHONEN/Lehtikuva/AFP via Getty Images)

Denial-of-service disrupts Finnish government sites during Zelenskyy speech

The incident also coincided with Finland openly weighing NATO membership and the Finns saying a Russian aircraft violated their airspace.