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Mossad Cyber Attack: Anonymous Sudan Targets Israel Intelligence Agency

The Anonymous Sudan group posted a screenshot of the inaccessible website following the Mossad cyber attack, with links including that of the National Insurance Institute of Israel. The latter was inaccessible at the time of writing.

by Vishwa Pandagle April 25, 2023 in Cyber Warfare, Firewall Daily Reading Time: 3 mins read 0

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Mossad Cyber Attack: Anonymous Sudan disrupted the Mossad website with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Mossad, one of the most prominent intelligent agencies of Israel besides Aman and Shin Bet had its website crippled with a DDoS attack, according to reports.

The Anonymous Sudan group posted a screenshot of the inaccessible website following the Mossad cyber attack, with links including that of the National Insurance Institute of Israel. The latter was inaccessible at the time of writing.

However, later, The Cyber Express found that the website of Mossad was accessible in both English and Hebrew languages.

Screenshot of the disrupted Mossad website (Photo: Alon Gal)

 

Alon Gal, the Co-Founder & CTO of Hudson Rock, a cybercrime intelligence company interacted with The Cyber Express about the incident and said, “Despite Anonymous Sudan’s use of non-sophisticated methods such as DDoS attacks and defacements, their effectiveness is undeniable. They have successfully taken down notable Israeli sites and have caused a psychological impact on Israel’s perceived cyber superiority.”

Alon was among the first to report about Anonymous Sudan disrupting Mossad.

Mossad Cyber Attack: Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations Vs Anonymous Sudan

Mossad performs several intra and inter-organizational practices along with the nation’s several other intelligence bodies. Mossad collects intelligence through HUMINT or human intelligence and SIGINT signals intelligence.

David Barnea is the current director of Mossad who was a business manager at an investment bank in Israel.

Anonymous Sudan

Anonymous Sudan is a religiously motivated self-proclaimed hacktivist group in the war against Western entities and organizations indulging in its claimed anti-Muslim activities, and oppression the Sudanese people at large.

The Mossad cyber attack joins the slew of attack, Anonymous Sudan conducted on several Israeli organizations in the last couple of week.

The group launched distributed denial of service attacks on Swedish, American, and German companies for accusations related to Islamophobia among others. The pro-Russia hacker group Killnet had also publicly aligned itself with Anonymous Sudan.

Anonymous Sudan launched DDoS attacks on entities that seem to go against their beliefs. They allegedly targeted over 200 government websites in Sudan by saying, “We are communicating with you today because something is very wrong with the Sudanese government. We can’t tolerate injustice, inequality, and the denial of the people’s rights.”

The hacktivist group posts its communications largely on its Telegram channel and it works as a decentralized group with no leader. It often posts Telegram messages in the Russian language and target countries and organizations that show support for Ukraine.

Anonymous Sudan is not associated with a financially motivated approach however is suspected to have a diverse allegiance fighting for the people, and religion in the name of hacktivism.

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