The group further stated that they conducted an hour-long attack and left the Flickr website inaccessible.
Initially, Falcon Feed reported that the website was inaccessible, but upon further investigation, TCE found out that Flickr was operating normally.
To learn more about the alleged Flickr cyber attack, The Cyber Express has reached out to the company. We are yet to receive a response from them.
The motives behind the Flickr cyber attack is shrouded in mystery, as it is unclear what drove Anonymous Sudan to target the platform or its ultimate goal.
Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the threat actor has been ruthlessly targeting social media companies over the past 48 hours, with Tumblr, another prominent social media giant, allegedly falling victim to their malicious actions.
Flickr cyber attack and Anonymous Sudan claims
The same threat actor responsible for the Flickr cyber attack has explicitly expressed their intent to target social media companies, specifically emphasizing their plans to attack US-based organizations.
In the latest post by Anonymous Sudan, they stated, “Any American company can be targeted, it doesn’t matter who and which company it is, if it’s American we will target it.”
While the exact methods employed by the threat actor in Flickr cyber attack remain undisclosed, it is evident that Anonymous Sudan possesses the capability and determination to target large corporations, and online platforms.
In a report by Bloomberg, it was highlighted that “Anonymous Sudan” is identified as a Russian information campaign strategically leveraging its Islamic affiliations to promote stronger alliances between Russia and the Islamic community.
Mattias Wåhlén, a threat intelligence expert from Truesec, a Stockholm-based organization, explains that the operation consistently asserts Russia’s supportive stance towards Muslims, presenting itself as their ally.
Flickr cyber attack and social media bubble
Moreover, Security Innovation states that social media companies hold a large amount of data from their users. This data can include personal information such as first and last names, addresses, employment records, and more.
The information is nothing less than a gold mine for hackers, as it can be used to find passwords and loopholes to access more data and even eventually use the same information against their owners.
The Flickr cyber attack is just one incident that showcases how social media data can be misused.
Although the exact reason for the Flickr cyber attack is still unknown, with over 2.2 billion people using social media, this data becomes an asset for hackers, who are always on the lookout to launch campaigns like the one we saw in the alleged Flickr cyber attack.
Media Disclaimer: This report is based on internal and external research obtained through various means. The information provided is for reference purposes only, and users bear full responsibility for their reliance on it. The Cyber Express assumes no liability for the accuracy or consequences of using this information.