Security Market Segment LS
Monday, 07 August 2017 10:42

Hackers behind pro-Islamic group exposed by Group-IB

By

Russian security vendor Group-IB has revealed what it says are the identities behind a hacking group known as the United Islamic Cyber Force which openly supports radical Islamic movements.

The UICF first came to prominence in January 2014 and has had about 40 members over the years, hailing from Pakistan, Indonesia, Morocco, Algeria and Kosovo, the Russian vendor said in a detailed blog post.

It provided a list of five major campaigns in which the group had participated:

#OpFrance: A joint attack on French Internet resources in January 2015 organised along with other groups known as Fallaga Team, AnonGhost and Cyber Caliphate after the terrorist attack on the Parisian editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo.

#OpIsrael: "Hackintifada" directed against Israeli websites and online resources. The first attack occurred on 7 April, 2013, when there were disruptions in the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, then the attacks became a tradition and occurred every year on 7 April.

#OpIndia: An attack on Indian state resources initiated by the famous group Anonymous because of the blocking of a number of video hosting and file-sharing resources in the country and a crackdown on piracy.

#Free_Palestine: An operation to draw attention to the Israel-Palestinian issue.

#FreeAlAqsa: An attack in response to the Israeli prohibition on visiting the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Group-IB said the UICF was connected with about 60 other groups. A majority of attacks by the UICK was defacing websites of carrying out DDoS attacks.

It said information about attacks was disseminated on various social media groups.

"Their low level of technical training, a sense of impunity and excessive ambitions cause hacktivists not to pay due attention to their own security, despite the various instructions for ensuring anonymity popular in their milieu," said Dmitry Volkov, head of the Threat Intelligence Department and co-founder of Group-IB.

Members of UICF have been listed on the Group-IB website with details about many members.

DIGITAL MARKETING HAS NO SOCIAL DISTANCING OR TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

As part of our Lead Machine Methodology we will help you get more leads, more customers and more business. Let us help you develop your digital marketing campaign

Digital Marketing is ideal in these tough times and it can replace face to face marketing with person to person marketing via the phone conference calls and webinars

Significant opportunity pipelines can be developed and continually topped up with the help of Digital Marketing so that deals can be made and deals can be closed

- Newsletter adverts in dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- News site adverts from small to large sizes also as dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- Guest Editorial - get your message out there and put your CEO in the spotlight

- Promotional News and Content - displayed on the homepage and all pages

- Leverage our proven event promotion methodology - The Lead Machine gets you leads

Contact Andrew our digital campaign designer on 0412 390 000 or via email andrew.matler@itwire.com

CONTACT US!

LAYER 1 ENCRIPTION A KEY TO CYBER-SECURITY SOLUTION

Security requirements such as confidentiality, integrity and authentication have become mandatory in most industries.

Data encryption methods previously used only by military and intelligence services have become common practice in all data transfer networks across all platforms, in all industries where information is sensitive and vital (financial and government institutions, critical infrastructure, data centres, and service providers).

Get the full details on Layer-1 encryption solutions straight from PacketLight’s optical networks experts.

This white paper titled, “When 1% of the Light Equals 100% of the Information” is a must read for anyone within the fiber optics, cybersecurity or related industry sectors.

To access click Download here.

DOWNLOAD!

Sam Varghese

website statistics

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

VENDOR NEWS & EVENTS

REVIEWS

Recent Comments