Attack description :
Anonymous Sudan claimed to successfully performed DDOS attack on The UAE Government portal https://u.ae/. 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.
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- 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.
- 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.
- Bandwidth Scaling: Collaborating with internet service providers (ISPs) to ensure sufficient bandwidth capacity helps absorb the impact of attacks and maintain service availability.
- Load Balancing: Distributing network traffic across multiple servers can help alleviate the strain caused by attacks and improve overall system resilience.
- 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.
- Content Delivery Networks (CDNs): Utilizing CDNs can help distribute traffic geographically and reduce the impact of attacks by caching content closer to end-users.
- 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, The UAE Government portal (https://u.ae/) and other portal targeted leading to a period of downtime.
Take away: As Anonymous Sudan claimed they would target any organization from USA and its allies. It is a Cyber war against USA and its allies initiated by Anonymous Sudan
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