U.K. police say a group of “dDoS” attackers have been targeting British internet users.
In a statement Tuesday, British police said they have detected “multiple” “dossiers” targeting users on the internet and that a group has been responsible for “using multiple services for the purpose of disrupting services.”
Police also said the attackers were targeting “the UK’s infrastructure, including critical infrastructure, critical infrastructure infrastructure services, broadband networks, data centers, and other infrastructure services.”
The British Home Office says a total of 13,972 British people were affected in a wave of attacks beginning in early May, with a total estimated to be at least $7.4 billion.
Police say the attacks have also impacted the United States.
The Homeland Security Department said in a statement that it was investigating whether the U.I.S.-based hackers were linked to a Russian government-sponsored cyber attack.