The Anonymous Sudan media cyberattack buzz is all across social media once again. This time, it is on a rampage against the prominent media houses. Anonymous Sudan is targeting news agencies for allegedly spreading fake news and propaganda about Gaza.
Based in the US and UK, these media outlets are perceived by pro-Palestine supporters as western propaganda instruments. The series of cyberattacks targeting these media organizations signals the hacker group’s discontent with their coverage of the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The latest Anonymous Sudan media cyberattack has targeted the Daily Mail, Associated Press, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, and Fox News multiple times in the last 24 hours.
Details of the Anonymous Sudan Media Cyberattack
Anonymous Sudan’s series of cyberattacks on multiple media houses consists of DDoS attacks on websites and content management systems. The websites went down multiple times and were not accessible.
In a Dark Web post, Anonymous Sudan was found trolling Fox News for its content management system being inaccessible. The post said “! FOXNEWS, how’s your CMS doing? (wink eye emoji)”
The post further read, “A CMS or Content Management System is like a digital toolbox for creating and managing content on a website. It’s critical for news websites because it makes it easy to publish, edit, and organize articles, images, and other information without needing advanced technical skills.”
Anonymous Sudan’s Post added, “If it goes down:- News articles and updates cannot be published or edited, disrupting the flow of news to the audience. It can also disrupt the workflow, leading to coordination issues and delays in publishing news articles.”
The website of Associated Press was not accessible for readers and gave an error message. The message read, ” Error: Server Error. The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request. Please try again in 30 seconds.”
Daily Mail’s website gave an error message, “An error occured while processing your request.”
In the wake of the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, hundreds of websites of various government organizations, media houses, and businesses are facing cyberattacks. These attacks are aimed at supporters on both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict, further complicating an already intricate situation.
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