The Russian cyber group Killnet brought down the website of the US Federal Tax Payment System for five hours. Hackers were testing a new method of DDoS attacks.
The attack lasted for five hours, and it was not their attempts to defend themselves against the hackers that led to the end of the attack, but their own decision. Due to a powerful attack, the site of the tax service changed the provider in order to restore the resource, but the attempt was unsuccessful. And only after the hackers stopped attacking, the site started working again.
“Payusatax.com has been down for exactly 5 hours. This completes the test of our new method. We leave DDOS payusatax.com on the “Infinite Request” cycle, the hackers said in their Telegram channel.