Yedioth Ahronoth: Cyberattack targets Israeli websites and servers… A group called “Anonymous Sudan” claims responsibility and threatens for an upcoming major attack


A hacking group announced that it had attacked the websites and servers of the Israeli Foreign Intelligence Service, Mossad, and the National Insurance Institute.

Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said, on Monday evening, that a group calling itself “Anonymous Sudan” claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on the websites of the Mossad and the National Insurance Institute.

At the time, the Yedioth Ahronoth stated that the Mossad website could no longer be viewed.

The group of attackers later wrote on their Telegram channel that “this attack is preparation for a major attack”.

The talk is likely about a denial-of-service attack (DDoS), according to the same source, while there was no immediate comment from the Mossad on the issue.

For its part, the Israeli National Insurance Institute denied that its website had been downed, and said in a statement: “They are trying to attack the website even at these moments and create unavailability/prevention of service without success”.

The electronic warfare employees at the National Insurance Institute monitor any such procedure or attempt, and work to continue securing the systems, according to the Israeli Wala website.

On April 4, Anonymous Sudan announced an attack on the websites of several major public universities in Israel.

At the time, The Jerusalem Post said that among the websites that aren’t available for browsing are the websites of Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, Haifa University, the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Open University, and Reichmann University.

At the time, the hackers wrote on Telegram: “Infrastructure and universities…the education sector in Israel was overthrown because of what they did in Palestine”.

From time to time, Israeli websites witness attacks by those in solidarity with the Palestinian cause around the world.

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