Russian Cybercriminals Launch New 'Passion' Attack Platform

09 February 2023
Medical institutions in the U.S. and Europe are under attack from a new botnet network called Passion launching DDoS attacks. It operates as a DDoS-as-a-Service (DDoSaaS) platform and has distinctive ties with Russian hacking groups, such as Anonymous Russia, Killnet, MIRAI, and Venom. It ran several defacement campaigns on Japanese and South African organizations in early January.