Cyber Attack on Flickr

There has been a recent surge in targeted Denial-of-Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) activities observed within the United States, according to recent alerts. These incidents have impacted various organizations across different sectors, leading to disruptions in their regular operations and potential financial consequences.

One such organization affected by these attacks, as claimed by Anonymous Sudan, is Flickr, is a photo and video hosting service, as well as an online community, founded in Canada and headquartered in the United States. DoS and DDoS activities are specifically designed to interfere with the normal functioning of networks, services, or servers by inundating them with an excessive amount of internet traffic. Although these incidents can cause temporary disruptions and potentially result in financial losses, they can be effectively managed by implementing appropriate response measures.


  1. Network Monitoring: Employing robust network monitoring tools allows organizations to identify abnormal traffic patterns and potential attacks in real time. This enables swift action and mitigation.
  2. Traffic Filtering: Employing firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) can help filter out malicious traffic and reduce the impact of attacks.
  3. Bandwidth Scaling: Collaborating with internet service providers (ISPs) to ensure sufficient bandwidth capacity helps absorb the impact of attacks and maintain service availability.
  4. Load Balancing: Distributing network traffic across multiple servers can help alleviate the strain caused by attacks and improve overall system resilience.
  5. Incident Response Planning: Developing an incident response plan that includes procedures to detect, respond, and recover from DoS or DDoS attacks is essential. This plan should involve key stakeholders and outline communication channels, mitigation strategies, and recovery processes.
  6. Content Delivery Networks (CDNs): Utilizing CDNs can help distribute traffic geographically and reduce the impact of attacks by caching content closer to end-users.
  7. Cloud-based DDoS Protection Services: Engaging the services of cloud-based DDoS protection providers can help mitigate large-scale attacks by absorbing and filtering malicious traffic before it reaches the organization’s network.


As per claimed by Anonymous Sudan,  Login page of Flickr was down for 2 hours leading to a period of downtime.

Take away: As Anonymous Sudan claimed they would target any organization from USA cyber Space. It is a Cyber war against USA that initiated by Anonymous Sudan

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