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Hacktivist Group 177 Members Team Claims Unifi TV Cyberattack

The Unifi TV cyberattack aimed to disrupt operations, underscoring the need for robust cybersecurity in safeguarding critical digital infrastructure.

by Ashish Khaitan June 14th, 2024

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Hacktivist group 177 Members Team has claimed a cyberattack on Malaysia’s leading internet service provider, Unifi TV. The Unifi TV cyberattack was posted on a dark web leak site, highlighting crucial details about the organization with links shared to confirm the intrusion.

Unifi TV, a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, offers a range of services including internet access, VoIP, and IPTV. The threat actor claimed this attack on June 12, 2024, and took responsibility for compromising Unifi TV’s systems and launching multiple Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against the company.

177 Members Team Claims Unifi TV Cyberattack

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The cyberattack on Unifi TV was aimed at disrupting the operation of the organization and highlighted the importance of robust cybersecurity measures in safeguarding critical digital infrastructure. Despite claims by the threat actor that the Unifi TV website was down, the web pages seem to be operational at the moment and don’t show any immediate sign of the cyberattack.

The impact of the cyberattack extends beyond Unifi TV, affecting not only the telecommunications industry but also posing a threat to Malaysia’s digital ecosystem as a whole. With the country witnessing over 3,000 cyber attacks daily, according to Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, the cyberattacks on Malaysia highlights the growing nature of ransomware groups and hacktivist collectives targeting the nation. 

Previous Cybersecurity Incidents

While Unifi TV has yet to release an official statement regarding the cyberattack, concerns about data breaches have been previously raised. In July 2023, Telekom Malaysia issued a data breach alert to Unifi users, stating that personal information, including names, identification numbers, and contact details, may have been compromised. The company assured users that measures had been taken to contain the breach and protect customer data.

In light of these incidents, cybersecurity experts emphasize the need for proactive measures to mitigate future threats. Collaborative efforts between government agencies, law enforcement, and private sector entities are crucial in addressing online threats that target Asian nations.

As for the current Unifi TV cyberattack claims, this is an ongoing story and The Cyber Express will be closely monitoring the situation. We’ll update this post once we have more information on the alleged attack or any official confirmation from the organization. 

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