Inter Press Service (IPS), a global news agency based in Italy was allegedly subjected to a cyberattack. The hacktivist group, Mysterious Team Bangladesh posted a message on Telegram claiming the Inter Press Service cyberattack. Since this group was often found launching Distributed Denial of Service attacks, it is likely the IPS cyberattack was a DDoS incident.
The Inter Press Service has a presence in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and North America and more.
Inter Press Service Cyberattack
“Italian News Agency – Inter Press Service website dropped for support Israel…,” read the Telegram announcement claiming the IPS cyberattack. Although Mysterious Team Bangladesh also defaces websites it targets, the website of the news agency headquartered in Rome, Italy, was found accessible when checked by The Cyber Express team.
The Cyber Express emailed them to comment about the alleged Inter Press Service DDoS attack. We will update this report upon receiving a response.
Mysterious Team Bangladesh also left a check host link to verify the legitimacy of the Inter Press Service cyberattack claim.
Details About IPS DDoS Attack on Mysterious Team Bangladesh’s Twitter Account
The Twitter account of Mysterious Team Bangladesh had a tweet posted about 12 hours ago that said, “Expect us…” This tweet was a clear indication of the plan and the forthcoming Inter Press Service cyberattack.
The IPS DDoS attack tweet was paired with a screenshot of the disrupted website of the Rome-based global news agency. Suggesting a joint activity in collaboration with other hacktivists, Mysterious Team Bangladesh tagged other hackers in the IPS DDoS attack tweet.
Among the tagged in the IPS cyberattack tweet were barbby, YourAnonRiots, YourAnonArabia and YourAnonAI.
Barbby’s Twitter account displayed a message that the account was withheld by the social media team. It further added that the account was withheld in response to a legal demand.
In another tweet, Mysterious Team Bangladesh declared that they would wage cyberwar on countries that support Israel. Their tweet read, “Countries that support Israel will be our next target, whoever that country may be.”
In another tweet allegedly after launching the IPS cyberattack, Mysterious Team Bangladesh posted to a fellow member, “@ipsnews how are you??” This was followed by the hashtag #SavePalestineFromIsrael.
They claimed cyberattacks on several other Italian organizations for their support to Israel in the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Threat Intelligence platform Falcon Feeds found that Mysterious Team Bangladesh targeted the following Italian organization’s websites –
- Research Council of Italy
- Aero Italia
- Cargolux Italy
- Bank of Italy
- Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Municipality of A’laquila
- Agency for Digital Italy
All these Italian organizations were named by the hacktivist group in the past few hours.
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