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Q&A: Is Silverline capable of mitigating FancyBear DDoS attacks?

Question

Is Silverline capable of mitigating FancyBear DDoS attacks?

  • Fancybear is a 15yr old hacking group generally believed to be Russian state sponsored group APT28.
  • Fancybear has been implicated in many high profile hacks, including US DNC and the IOC.

 

Answer

  • Yes. F5 Silverline has observed and mitigated attacks that match the same vectors associated with FancyBear
  • FancyBear is not known for performing DDoS attacks
  • RDoS (Ransomware DDoS) groups have impersonated FancyBear in the past
  • Silverline will continue to monitor and alert any DDoS activity

 

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