A hacker group that goes by the name “Team Insane PK” has claimed to execute an Amazon cyber attack in India successfully.
The incident has been punctuated with a combination of bold statements and alleged evidence, raising questions about the authenticity of their claims.
The Amazon cyber attack in India was announced via the threat actor on Telegram.
On a Telegram post attributed to Team Insane PK, the group boldly declared, “Largest Online Shopping site in India has been shut down by Team Insane PK,” along with a screenshot suggesting a takedown of the Amazon India website (http://amazon.in).
Amazon cyber attack in India claim decoded
Contrary to the Amazon cyber attack claim made by the threat actor, both the Amazon India website and its official shopping app remained operational during the alleged attack period.
Interestingly, Team Insane PK took an extra step to legitimize their claims by including a “Check Host” link in their post, ostensibly to allow users to verify the status of the Amazon India website.
Seeking to unravel the truth behind this potential Amazon cyber attack, The Cyber Express reached out to Amazon for clarification.
However, at the time of writing, no official response or statement had been received, leaving the Amazon cyber attack claims made by Team Insane PK unverified.
This incident of the alleged cyber attack on Amazon India is not isolated, as Team Insane PK reportedly targeted several police websites in India as well, including http://uppolice.gov.in, http://traffic.uppolice.gov.in, and http://uphed.gov.in.
Paralleling the situation with Amazon, these websites appeared to be unaffected by the alleged attacks, further questioning the legitimacy of the claims.
Amazon cyber attack and more falling into the cyber pit
In a broader context, cyber attacks have been increasingly rampant, affecting entities both big and small. Notably, Amazon’s subsidiary, Ring, which specializes in home security and smart home devices, recently faced its own cyber security crisis.
The ALPHV ransomware gang AKA BlackCat attempted to extort Ring by threatening to expose stolen data if a ransom was not paid. Displaying the company logo on their website, the ransomware group’s message ominously read, “There’s always an option to let us leak your data.”
The potential consequences of such a breach could be severe, potentially compromising sensitive customer information, including credit card details, personal addresses, and more.
While Team Insane PK’s recent claims have garnered attention, it’s crucial to note that this group is not a newcomer to the hacking world. Previously, they gained infamy for targeting 44 Indian banking and finance websites.
This wave of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks was allegedly executed in response to escalating cyber conflicts involving hacktivist teams from India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
To substantiate their DDoS claims, Team Insane PK provided evidence via their Telegram posts, including links to check-host.net.
This real-time web utility gauges domain or IP address availability and responsiveness. The targeted Indian banking and finance websites included a mix of prominent and lesser-known entities, such as www.iba.org.in, www.iob.in, and www.bankwithus.in.
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