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R00TK1T ISC CyberTeam Allegedly Breaches Egyptian Ministry

The website for the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade seems to be operational at the moment and doesn't show any immediate sign of the intrusion.

by Ashish Khaitan May 13, 2024 in Dark Web News, Firewall Daily, Hacker Claims Reading Time: 3 mins read 0

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Hacktivist collective has claimed responsibility for breaching the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade in Egypt. The group's announcement, posted on their platform, boldly declares their successful infiltration into the ministry's systems, accompanied by purported evidence of their access to highly secure networks.

This claims come on the heels of previous announcements by R00TK1T ISC, including their intention to target the and the subsequent closure of their official Telegram channel. 

The group cited security considerations for their shift back to operating in secrecy, leaving their private data channel as the sole means of communication for their activities.

Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade Breach Claims

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The Cyber Express has tried reaching out to the Egyptian ministry to learn more about this alleged Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade data breach claims. However, efforts to verify the intrusion were hampered by communication difficulties, preventing direct contact with the ministry. As a result, the claims made by R00TK1T ISC remain unconfirmed.

The website for the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade seems to be operational at the moment and doesn't show any immediate sign of the intrusion. The threat actor has shared several screenshots of the document pilfered through this intrusion. 

Talking about the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade breach in their post, the threat actor said, “We have successfully hacked into The Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade in Egypt, showcasing our deep infiltration into their systems.”

R00TK1T ISC CyberTeam Hacking Spree

Meanwhile, in a separate incident on January 30, 2024, R00TK1T ISC CyberTeam launched an attack on Malaysia's digital infrastructure, further highlighting the global reach and impact of such malicious activities. Their claim to have accessed sensitive information from prominent companies like L'Oreal and Qatar Airways highlights the sophistication and persistence of cyber threats faced by businesses worldwide.

In Egypt, the corporate sector has witnessed a surge in ransomware attacks in recent weeks, posing a significant risk to businesses across various industries. This escalating threat necessitates urgent action to bolster cybersecurity measures and mitigate potential damages.

Amid ongoing political and security challenges in the Middle East, Egyptian businesses remain prime targets for cyberattacks, with ransomware emerging as a prevalent threat. The consequences of such attacks, including data loss and reputational damage, highlight the critical need for better defense mechanisms to safeguard against cyber threats.

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