Cyberwar campaign conducted by Anonymous Sudan against France: AFP was under cyber attack

Attack description :

Recently, Anonymous Sudan claimed responsibility for a cyber attack on several media companies, including Agence France-Presse (AFP), Hebrew Radio 103 FM, and Channel 7. The attack was part of a new threat campaign initiated by the group. The CyberSoochna, seeking more information about the AFP cyber attack, attempted to reach out to the affected parties. However, as of now, there has been no official response from Agence France-Presse (AFP).

According to the information shared by the threat actor, the AFP cyber attack lasted approximately one hour. The attackers expressed their intention to bring down the website and application of Radio 103 FM, claiming to have succeeded in doing so. They also asserted that the website of Channel 7 experienced inaccessibility, with all subpages being affected by downtime.

Additionally, it was observed that the data and analytics sector showed a high number of critical vulnerabilities, with an average of 1.4 such vulnerabilities detected per client application.

Impacts :

The attackers specifically targeted Radio 103 FM, expressing their intention to bring down both the website and application. According to their claims, they successfully achieved this objective. Additionally, they stated that the website of Channel 7 was rendered inaccessible, impacting all of its subpages, leading to a period of downtime.


Take away: Media is now prime target for cyber attack because it easily provide platform to channelized the views of attackers.


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