Information Networks Security Agency announced cyber attacks orchestrated by Egypt
Information Networks Security Agency announced that it has foiled various cyber attacks orchestrated by Egypt based cyber criminals on June 17, 19, 20 and 21, 2020 aimed to pose disruption to economic and political activities in Ethiopia
The cyber attack has been arranged by groups named Cyber Hopes Group, Anubis. Hacker and Security bypass, the agency stated.
The cyber criminals have made longtime preparations, and attempted a severe attack on institutions especially on Friday, June 19/2020 and Saturday, June 20, 2020, according to the agency.
Attackers tried to disrupt websites of 13 public and 4 nongovernmental organizations, the agency explained.
ICT infrastructures and websites of Public service rendering institutions, security organizations and other public and private institutions were target of the attacked attempted by Egypt based cyberattacks.
Cyber Hopes Group, Anubis.Hacker and Security Bypass have claimed responsibility for attempting the attacks and admitted that their objective was posing burdens on Ethiopia related the water filling of the Grand Renaissance Dam.
The attack would have posed complicated economic, political and psychological pressures in the country if the agency failed to combat the attempted assail, it is stated.
The agency called up on institutions and individuals to check security of their webs especially before they use et. domain to their addresses.