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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. However, RDoS (Ransomware DDoS) groups have impersonated FancyBear in the past. Silverline will continue to monitor and alert any DDoS activity.

 

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