Hacktivist group Anonymous Sudan has yet again targeted Israel. In a recent Telegram post, the group claimed to have attacked four Israeli municipality websites.
The latest targets of the alleged cyberattacks were the websites of Rishon LeZion Municipality, Petah Tikva Municipality, Beer Sheva Municipality, and Holon Municipality.
The Cyber Express contacted the named Israeli entities and is yet to receive confirmation. Neither of the websites was accessible at the time of writing.
Four Israeli municipality websites attacked
The following four Israeli municipality websites were attacked by Anonymous Sudan:
Cybersecurity researchers from FalconFeedsio tweeted about the incident along with the following screenshot:
Israeli municipality website attack: The latest in the list
The Israeli municipality website attacks are the latest in the Anonymous Sudan campaigns aimed at the country.
Israel experienced an unforeseen power outage last month, causing the country to scramble. Despite attempts by utility bodies and government officials to dismiss it as a network glitch, hacker group Anonymous Sudan asserted that it was a deliberate attack.
Via Telegram, Anonymous Sudan declared its exclusive focus on Israeli websites on Israeli Independence Day, which fell on April 26, due to their celebration of the occupation of Palestine.
The attacks persisted for more than a week. Anonymous Sudan employed a DDoS attack to disrupt the Mossad website on March 25, The Cyber Express reported.
Mossad, alongside Aman and Shin Bet, two of Israel’s prominent intelligence agencies, reportedly became targets.
Anonymous Sudan shared a screenshot of the inaccessible Mossad website following the cyber attack, including links to other sites like the National Insurance Institute of Israel.
The attacks escalated on Wednesday, April 26, when the Facebook page of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was hacked and filled with Quranic verses. However, it was quickly restored to normal.
While Anonymous Sudan claimed responsibility for the hack, it remains uncertain if the group was also accountable for the hacking of the premier’s official website, as reported by The Times of Israel.
Over the past few months, Anonymous Sudan has targeted several Israeli websites, including the National Insurance Institute website, Mossad spy agency’s website, and Israel Postal Company.
Additionally, the group briefly targeted government services, healthcare, and other operations in European countries.
Contrary to its name, as reported by The Cyber Express, Anonymous Sudan has no affiliation with the Sudan administration or the country’s cause. Instead, it may operate in possible collaboration with Russia’s Killnet hacking group.
Anonymous Sudan hacks
The hacker group allegedly leaked the data of 762 Israeli individuals from several different websites, according to a report. The following websites were hacked by the Anonymous Sudan group:
- Bank Hapoalim
- Bank Leumi
- Bank Hadoar
- Drushim IL
Besides the banks and recruitment portals, the group were named for claiming cyberattack on the Golan Telecom. The group has also allegedly managed to silence the sirens from alerting the Zionist settlers after detecting a rocket launch.
GhostSec attacks Israel’s critical infrastructure
(Photo: Hack Read)
A GhostSec post claimed responsibility of the attacks on Israel’s satellite.
“Regarding the recen events happening with the Israeli forces raiding the holy mosque in Palestine (Al Aqsa) we have come with a publish against Israel, We will not sit idly by…,” said the post.
A file name Petah Tikva was mentioned on the post which gained several reactions from other hackers and readers of the dark web.
Irrigation system of Israel were impacted by a cyberattack leading to malfunction in the water monitoring system. These systems cater to several areas including the Jordan Valley, and the Hula Valley.
The National Cyber Organization had alerted a week in advance about similar attacks targeting farmers in the region.
While some farmers managed to take their systems offline and switched to manual operations, others were left to suffer the cyberattacks allegedly launched by the GhostSec hacker group.
The incident that impacted nearly 10 farmers had their controllers display the following message after the cyberattacks, “You have been hacked, Down with Israel.”
Pro-Palestinian hactivists groups have risen in support of Palestine accusing Israel of oppressing them. Anonymous Sudan conducts DDoS attacks that jam the network with several requests per second that it fails to handle. Such attacks can disrupt services dependent on the systems, especially in healthcare.
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